Kurt Busch Harnesses Inner Ricky Bobby for Talladega This Weekend

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterOctober 18, 2013

It seems Kurt Busch needed a little "shake and bake" this weekend.

Sorry to get specific on you, but we have tremendous news for fans of Busch, the movie Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby and Wonder Bread.

Business Insider's Cork Gaines reports that heading into this weekend's Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway, Busch will wear the garb and drive a car similar to that of the famous Will Ferrell character.

Here is the car, via a tweet from Busch earlier in the week.

Furniture Row Racing's Facebook page has pictures of what fans can expect to see in the upcoming race.

Photo Credit: Furniture Row Racing Facebook

Just don't get all up in Busch's face, because he will offer you the friendly reminder that, like Colonel Sanders, he's too drunk to taste this chicken.

Gaines reminds that offering homage to the 2006 comedy is kind of a running gag for him and his team. Last year, Busch drove the "Me" car you can see in the video below.

Let's hope he doesn't take his affection for the movie to the next logical step and come flailing out of the car proclaiming he's on fire. Nobody needs to see that.

Of course, there is good news all around, because the Talladega hat tip comes at the same time Wonder Bread begins baking its delicious loaves once again.

Via USA Today, the News Journal of Wilmington, Del., reported earlier in the month that one year after Hostess went bankrupt, Wonder Bread began showing up on shelves across the nation.

Smiles from nostalgia may have washed across your face if you spotted it along the grocery aisle, but there is no better way to get the word out than to shove the news in your face with the brash and colorful car Busch will helm this weekend.

Now all he needs is a former Formula One arch rival demanding a smooch, and we have pretty much everything accounted for at Talladega.


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