NASCAR drivers to appear on entertainment shows

July 11, 2014, Staff report,

Watch NASCAR Hall of Famers Johnson, Wallace and current drivers Edwards, Keselowski and McMurray

Current and former NASCAR drivers make guest appearances on popular BBC America, USA Network and TBS television shows next week.


Jamie McMurray, Rusty Wallace and Junior Johnson appear on "Idris Elba: King of Speed" on BBC America (July 14 - 10 p.m. ET)

NASCAR drivers help actor Idris Elba uncover the world of NASCAR racing in an episode of the BBC America original docu-series, "Idris Elba: King of Speed". In the episode, which premieres in the United States on Monday, July 14 at 10 p.m. ET, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jamie McMurray and NASCAR Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace introduce Elba to life at the track at Watkins Glen International. Elba also makes a pit stop in Detroit where another NASCAR Hall of Famer, Junior Johnson, explains NASCAR's origins. Check out a clip below.

Carl Edwards makes cameo appearance on USA Network's "Royal Pains" (Tuesday, July 15 - 9 p.m. ET)
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Carl Edwards makes a cameo appearance in an all-new episode of USA's critically acclaimed original series "Royal Pains". In the episode, which airs on Tuesday, July 15 at 9 p.m. ET, the character Divya (Reshma Shetty) treats a NASCAR crew chief (guest star Michael O'Keefe) who suffers from anxiety. Edwards gives the crew chief's daughter Ashley (guest-star Spencer Grammer), who is also an up-and-coming race car driver, tips about excelling on the track.

Carl Edwards and Reshma Shetty on the set of USA Network's "Royal Pains"

Brad Keselowski makes second guest appearance on TBS' "Sullivan & Son" (July 15 - 10 p.m. ET)
On Tuesday, July 15 at 10 p.m. ET, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski will make his second guest appearance on TBS's "Sullivan & Son". In the new episode entitled "Luck of The Half-Irish," Keselowski plays himself and finally breaks his losing streak. Keselowski credits his big win to visiting his favorite bar, Sullivan & Son, and the establishment declares the bar stool he sat on before the race "lucky."

Keselowski first appeared on "Sullivan & Son" last season. He played himself and got into a fender bender with character Ok Cha (Jodi Long) when attempting to parallel park.


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