Las Vegas – Kurt Busch has pulled off a brilliant move to bring a little movie magic to the track this weekend at Talladega. Just like Ricky Bobby, Busch and his Phoenix Racing team will run in the “ME” car from the movie Talladega Nights starring Will Ferrell. Kurt received a little help from his girlfriend Patricia Driscoll who is the head of the Armed Forces Foundation which will be the main sponsor on the paint scheme. It took two months of lobbying the race team owner James Finch, Will Ferrell’s people, and Sony Pictures but she got it done. The real drive behind the PR stunt is to draw attention to the Armed Forces Foundation and it’s fight for awareness of PTSD.
during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway on May 4, 2012 in Talladega, Alabama.Credit: John Harrelson Getty Images