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Adam Sandler And Kevin James To Be Grand Marshals At Ridiculously-Named Race

Sure, the once burning bright stars of Adam Sandler and Kevin James may have dimmed just a tiny bit since the halcyon days of I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (it was like Beatlemania, man), but that doesn’t mean they don’t pull out all the big stops when hitting the promotional trail to pimp their most recent masterpiece caught on celluloid, Grown Ups. It’s the usual routine:  Letterman, Leno, Regis and that one anorexic broad who would be pretty hot if she ever would break 80 pounds again, Larry King, the Michigan International Speedway…


That’s right, the best comedy duo since the Sklar Brothers are heading up Michigan way so they can be the grand marshals of the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on June 13th. Via the Detroit Free Press:

“It’s exciting to return to Michigan to give the command and launch the film,” Sandler said in a released statement. “Last time I was there, we had the winning car for the movie ‘Click’ with Kasey Kahne, so hopefully, we will have the same luck with ‘Grown Ups.’”

Does he want the same luck with a race car or the box office success of Click? To be honest, I really can’t say one way or the other regarding that movie – I never saw it. Not even the presence of the criminally sexy Kate Beckinsale could convince me to ever watch it. What’s that? Christopher Walken was in that? Dammit!

And how about the name for the race? What in holy hell are Heluva Good Sour Cream Dips anyway? Were Sandler and James not big enough for the Kinda Sorta Alright But Pretty Bland Ranch Dunkers 250? Harsh.

Adam Sandler, Kevin James will be grand marshals at MIS [Detroit Free Press]