Kurt Busch will be sporting a new paint scheme this weekend in Talladega. He didn’t have a sponsor, so instead of running a plain white car – his girlfriend had an idea…. paint it like Ricky Bobby’s car from Talladega Nights.
Busch’s girlfriend is not arm candy! Patricia Driscoll runs an organization called The Armed Foreces Foundation that does wonderful work to support our veterans. She approached Sony Studios to get permission to use the paint scheme.
It took several calls, and Dricoll had to call the head of the studio to get permission – and then calls were made to get approval from Will Farrell and other creative people from the movie.
Once everyone signed off – the graphics were reproduced. They will also play their repective roles from the movie - they plan to drop lines from the movie over the team scanners, which will include referring to crew chief Nick Harrison as Lucius Washington.
The car will also carry a number fans can text to support The Armed Forces Foundation. ”We wanted to talk about PTSD and remind people you’ve got soldiers and sailors and airmen and Marines in your community, and don’t forget about them,” Driscoll said, “Look out for these people, because everybody needs your help coming back from the war.”
Could Kurt win? Phoenix Racing has won in ‘Dega before with Brad Keselowski – so it really is possible.
Busch said, ”I don’t want to have to get out and run to the finish line, and have to kiss a guy to do it.” Neither do we Kurt – niether do we!
quotes and photos from Jeff Gluck at SBNation