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The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is a an organizer of car racing events in the United States.

2002

In 2002, NASCAR teamed up with the Muppets for a marketing campaign that involved plush toys, die-cast cars and other merchandise meant to promote a series of car designs used to decorate cars in the organization's primary Winston Cup Series.

In addition to a program car which featured all of the Muppets, the following teams of Muppets and drivers appeared:


Picture Driver Muppet Number Car Team Sponsor
Atwood car Casey Atwood Rowlf the Dog #7 Dodge Intrepid Ultra Motorsports Sirius Satellite Radio
Benson car Johnny Benson Fozzie Bear #10 Pontiac Grand Prix MBV Motorsports Valvoline
Elliott car Bill Elliott The Swedish Chef #9 Dodge Intrepid Evernham Motorsports Dodge
Jarrett car Dale Jarrett Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog #88 Ford Taurus Robert Yeats Racing UPS
Labonte car Bobby Labonte Pepe the King Prawn #18 Pontiac Grand Prix Joe Gibbs Racing Interstate Batteries
Mayfield car Jeremy Mayfield Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker #19 Dodge Intrepid Evernham Motorsports Dodge Dealers
Rudd car Ricky Rudd Gonzo #28 Ford Taurus Joe Gibbs Racing Havoline
Spencer car Jimmy Spencer Animal #41 Dodge Intrepid Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Target

2014

Gonzo served as the Grand Marshall for the Auto Club 400 on March 23, 2014.[1]

References

  • Sesame Street featured a spoof called "Nascount" in a 2007 episode. In the sketch, the Count is a race car driver on a pit stop who refuses to rejoin the race until he has counted all forty cars that go by.

See also

Sources

  1. Nascar.com "Gonzo to start the Auto Club 400 on opening weekend for 'Muppets Most Wanted'" March 13, 2014, Staff report

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