Channing Tatum: Danica 'almost flipped' pace car

June 08, 2014, Staff report,

'22 Jump Street' stars give command to start Pocono race

Hollywood heavyweights Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum had a "Welcome to NASCAR" moment at high speed on Sunday at Pocono Raceway, courtesy of Stewart-Haas Racing driver Danica Patrick.

Before giving the command to start the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pocono 400, the stars of "22 Jump Street" took a ride with Patrick in the Chevrolet pace car and nearly flipped, according to Tatum, who was interviewed by FOX Sports 1's "NASCAR RaceDay."

"Danica took us out and almost flipped the car," Tatum said. "That's not a joke. She's so stone cold all the time, and she goes, 'Oh, I almost lost it there.' And we were like, 'What? What? What did you say?' "

"That was really scary," Hill said. "We were like, 'Oh no, that sucks.' "

"She started literally sliding sideways," Tatum said. "She didn't seem nervous, but she definitely showed a little more emotion than generally she does."

Hill was asked which driver he would cast in a second sequel to the movie series based on the TV show, and he picked a six-time champion.

"We said to Jimmie Johnson that he could be in '23 Jump Street,' but I said the part I'd write him, he'd just be stuck in traffic the entire time so he couldn't drive fast at all," Hill said. "That would be funny."

"22 Jump Street" opens nationwide in theaters next Friday, June 13.


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