NASCAR stars ready for prime time

Keselowski, McMurray, Edwards and others coming to a TV near you.

Several current and former NASCAR drivers will make guest appearances on popular BBC America, USA Network and TBS television shows in the next week.


Jamie McMurray (in photo), Rusty Wallace and Junior Johnson appear on Idris Elba: King of Speed on BBC America (July 14 at 10 p.m. ET). The NASCAR drivers help actor Idris Elba uncover the world of NASCAR racing in an episode of the BBC America original docu-series, Idris Elba: King of Speed. In the episode, which premieres in the United States on Monday, July 14 at 10 p.m. ET, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jamie McMurray and NASCAR Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace introduce Elba to life at the track at Watkins Glen International. Elba also makes a pit stop in Detroit where racing legend Junior Johnson explains NASCAR’s origins.

Carl Edwards makes cameo appearance on USA Network’s Royal Pains Tuesday, July 15 at 9 p.m. ET. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Carl Edwards makes a cameo appearance in an all-new episode of USA’s critically acclaimed original series Royal Pains. In the episode, which airs on Tuesday, July 15 at 9 p.m. ET, the character Divya (Reshma Shetty) treats a NASCAR crew chief (guest star Michael O’Keefe) who suffers from anxiety. Edwards gives the crew chief’s daughter Ashley (guest-star Spencer Grammer), who is an up-and-coming race car driver, tips about excelling on the track. 

Brad Keselowski makes second guest appearance on TBS’ Sullivan & Son July 15 at 10 p.m. ET. On Tuesday, July 15 at 10 p.m. ET, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Brad Keselowski will make his second guest appearance on TBS’s Sullivan & Son. In the new episode entitled “Luck of The Half-Irish,” Keselowski plays himself and finally breaks his losing streak. Keselowski credits his big win to visiting his favorite bar, Sullivan & Son, and the establishment declares the bar stool he sat on before the race “lucky.” Keselowski first appeared on Sullivan & Son last season. He played himself and got into a fender bender with character Ok Cha (Jodi Long) when attempting to parallel park.

NASCAR Communications


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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Rusty Wallace , Jamie McMurray , Carl Edwards , Junior Johnson , Brad Keselowski
Article type Special feature
Tags brad keselowski, carl edwards, idris elba, junior johnson, rusty wallace