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July 16, 2013

Keselowski, Logano hit the small screen

Penske drivers to make appearances on ‘Lab Rats’, ‘Sullivan and Son’

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski and Penske teammate Joey Logano are set to showcase their acting skills on the small screen. Keselowski will appear in the comedy series “Sullivan & Son” (Thursday, July 18, 10 p.m. ET/PT, TBS) while Logano plays a role in an all-new episode of the hit comedy “Lab Rats” (Monday, July 22, 9 p.m. ET/PT, Disney XD).


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On Thursday, July 18, Keselowski joins the cast of “Sullivan & Son,” appearing as the defending NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion himself. In the episode “Rumspringa,” Keselowski gets into a minor fender bender with Ok Cha (Jodi Long) when he’s unable to successfully parallel park his car. The incident occurs right outside Sullivan & Son (the family bar for which the show is named), so the comical skirmish is briefly brought inside.

“I never dreamed of being able to film a television show like ‘Sullivan & Son,’ ” said Keselowski. “The cast was great to work with and they made me feel very comfortable on camera. Everyone on the show is hilarious and I think the fans will love the episode. It was fun to step out of the fire suit and make fun of my driving skills for a little bit.”

Then on Monday, July 22, Logano will be a part of Disney XD’s sports-themed “Monday Night Overdrive” when he guest stars on the hit comedy series “Lab Rats.” In the episode, which is entitled “The Bionic 500,” Logano will appear as himself and do what he does best: drive a race car. When Donald Davenport (Hal Sparks) and his new obnoxious neighbor Pierce agree to settle their differences with a stock car race, Davenport is shocked to learn that Pierce has enlisted Logano to race for him.

“I grew up watching Disney when I was younger, so it was really cool to get the chance to work with Disney XD and be a part the show, especially since it’s geared towards younger audiences,” said Logano. “I’m not sure how well my acting skills will play out on the screen, but it was fun to do either way. I’ll be interested to see how it all comes out.”

NASCAR drivers’ exposure in Hollywood pop culture projects, including film and television, continue to be on the rise. Other recent integrations include Tony Stewart on ABC’s “Last Man Standing,” Danica Patrick at Nickelodeon’s “Kids Choice Awards” and Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kasey Kahne and Tony Stewart on “The Cleveland Show” on FOX.


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