“The Three Stooges” stars Jane Lynch and Kate Upton will act as Grand Marshals for the Daytona 500, NASCAR’S most prestigious race. The stars who will play Larry, Moe and Curly–Sean Hayes, Chris Diamantopoulos, and Will Sasso–will start the proceedings by delivering the green flag. The star-studded event will take place Sunday, Feb. 26 on FOX at 1 p.m. ET.
“We look forward to Jane and Kate’s participation in the pre-race ceremonies, adding to the
star power of NASCAR’s biggest and richest race of the year,” said Joie Chitwood III, Daytona International Speedway President. “Also, the thousands of race fans in attendance and the
millions more watching on FOX Sports are eagerly waiting to experience ‘Stoogemania,’ when
The Three Stooges deliver the green flag.”
Earl Benjamin, President and CEO of C3 Entertainment, Inc. (The Three Stooges brand owner)
and Executive Producer of the new movie, said the partnership of “The Three Stooges” and the Daytona 500 has something for everyone. “The Three Stooges as a part of the Daytona 500 gives both comedy and racing fans a truly unique blend of two of America’s most enduring cultural icons – The greatest comedy team of all time and the aptly named The Great American Race. What could be better?” he said.
In Twentieth Century Fox’s “The Three Stooges,” newborns Larry, Moe and
Curly are left on the doorstep of an orphanage run by nuns. According to the official release, “[t]he boys grow up finger-poking, nyuk-nyuk-nyuking and woo-woo-wooing their way to uncharted levels of knuckleheaded misadventure. Out to save their childhood home, only The Three Stooges could become
embroiled in an oddball murder plot…while stumbling into starring in a phenomenally successful
TV reality show.”
Tickets for Speedweeks 2012 events, including the 54th annual Daytona 500, are available
online at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP. Stay connected to everything Daytona 500 by visiting the Daytona International Speedway’s Facebook and Twitter pages. Also, follow NASCAR on Twitter (@NASCAR) and the hashtags #NASCAR and #DAYTONA500.
Written by: Monique Jones