Sometimes, you just wanna go fast. Kurt Busch is in that mindframe, as he will drive a Ricky Bobby inspired car. Ricky Bobby, who was the star driver of Talladega Nights (played by Will Ferrell), drove the race at Talladega in a “Me” car. Sunday at the Aaron’s 499, Busch will don a similar car.
I must admit, this is very creative. It takes a lot of brains to come up with this and since Kurt Busch is in similar situation to Bobby, this makes a lot of sense. This season, Busch is very much him against the world. That is what happens when you are a hothead with no people sense. A spoiled brat finally got what he deserved and now he has to try to power a race team with limited funding.
At least they did a spot on impression of the car. Heck, they even got a stuffed cougar to sit on the car for now. Remember when Ricky had to drive around with a live cougar in his car? They couldn’t exactly replicate that, but this is the next best thing.
It will be interesting to see how Busch turns out on Sunday. Talladega is a track where anyone can win as long as they are in it. Even with an underfunded team, Busch can still compete for the win. If he is able to pull it off, that would be the best homage to the movie. Then again, I don’t think we are going to see this race end with a final sprint to the finish.