The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is a an organizer of car racing events in the United States.
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:
|Casey Atwood||Rowlf the Dog||#7||Dodge Intrepid||Ultra Motorsports||Sirius Satellite Radio|
|Johnny Benson||Fozzie Bear||#10||Pontiac Grand Prix||MBV Motorsports||Valvoline|
|Bill Elliott||The Swedish Chef||#9||Dodge Intrepid||Evernham Motorsports||Dodge|
|Dale Jarrett||Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog||#88||Ford Taurus||Robert Yeats Racing||UPS|
|Bobby Labonte||Pepe the King Prawn||#18||Pontiac Grand Prix||Joe Gibbs Racing||Interstate Batteries|
|Jeremy Mayfield||Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker||#19||Dodge Intrepid||Evernham Motorsports||Dodge Dealers|
|Ricky Rudd||Gonzo||#28||Ford Taurus||Joe Gibbs Racing||Havoline|
|Jimmy Spencer||Animal||#41||Dodge Intrepid||Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates||Target|
- 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.
- Racing driver Jimmie Johnson inspired a Muppet Celebrity T-shirt featuring Kermit as a NASCAR driver in 2005.
- A Season 40 episode of Sesame Street features the Worm racing organization, WASCAR, as well as several spoofs of famous NASCAR drivers (including NASCAR star Jeff Gordon).
- ↑ Nascar.com "Gonzo to start the Auto Club 400 on opening weekend for 'Muppets Most Wanted'" March 13, 2014, Staff report