“Don’t text and race car.”
This is the basic message Jonah Hill will be providing to NASCAR drivers when he and fellow film star Channing Tatum take over as grand marshals at Pocono on Sunday.
Hill sat down with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show on Wednesday to promote his upcoming movie, 22 Jump Street, and he admitted he is terrified at the prospect of announcing to a sea of racing fans.
Nick Schwartz of For The Win spotted footage of the interview, in which the star of Moneyball and Superbad said he plans to tell racers to slow down and compete courteously.
“I drive like a median speed of eight to nine miles per hour,” Hill said. “I think I’m going to say, 'Race car guys and women, have fun and be safe…drive as slow as you can…drive at a respectful pace and signal.'”
Moving past the fact that stock cars don’t have signaling devices, I like to picture drivers using arms motions while passing.
Hill added that drivers should avoid texting while racing professionally.
“Don’t text,” Hill said. “Don’t text and race car.”
Indeed, if you text and race car, you could end up seriously hurt or worse.
Listen to Jonah Hill, whose cautious advice will surely be ruined on Sunday when Tatum screams, “NOW LET’S MELT SOME RUBBER!”
On the Twitters.