These four NASCAR race car drivers appeared as TV program guest stars. Let’s go around the track and find out about these NASCAR drivers that were on TV shows.
Normally hiding inside a protective race suit and tucked away in their race car, NASCAR drives are hardly used to being in the spotlight. Beyond them doing their real job they sometimes come out where we can see them in a different light.
Driver of number 24, Jeff Gordon, made guest appearances on many different TV shows. He was the host of Saturday Night Live back in 2003 and was featured in an episode of Sesame Street.
Jeff must be partial to doing talk shows, he has done so many of them. For one, he helped host the show Live! With Regis and Kelly ten times and was a frequent guest. Jeff is definitely a star player on TV or on the track.
Missouri native race car driver, Jamie McMurray, appeared on The West Wing long enough to win a race in his number 42 Dodge back in 2005.
Jamie now wins races driving a Chevrolet and doesn’t have much time these days for TV shows. I think we will be seeing him driving to the scene of another TV shooting very soon.
Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
After winning the Most Popular Driver Award for the twelfth time, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. need no introduction to NASCAR fans. Dale made appearances on two episodes of MTV’s Cribs and once on the TV series Yes, Dear.
Dale has appeared in many types of media, had his own series and has his own production company. There is certainly no slowing this famous NASCAR driver down.
All the drivers need to watch their tail for Austin Dillon is coming up from behind. As a new member of the Sprint Cup Series there is no stopping him. Dillon is winning races with car number 3 and finds time to appear on season 2, episode 13, of ET’s hit series Nashville.
Dillon’s TV roll was quick and fast, the same as on the track. It must have been great being around a such a television show, since NASCAR and country music seem to be made for each other.
There have been many performances on TV shows where NASCAR drivers stole the show. Fans of the shows and drivers get a rare treat with their appearances. These four drivers are all winners and not bad actors either.
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