Hold On To The Nights: Richard Marx + Christian Slater = NASCAR Heaven
Do not adjust your internets: you read that right. And no, you did not accidentally slip and fall headfirst into some kind of space-time continuum wormhole or anything. It’s still 2011 and not 1990, and for some reason known only to the organizers of the event, late ’80s/early ’90s pop culture retreads Christian Slater and Richard Marx have been given top billing at Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 at fittingly, the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. Who are the ad wizards…
Via Sporting News:
Slater, the star of the upcoming Fox comedy “Breaking In,” will serve as the Auto Club 400’s grand marshal. Slater will give the command, “Gentlemen, start your engines.”
Marx, a singer-songwriter who has 13 No. 1 hits to his repertroire, will perform the National Anthem before the start of the race.
You know, when I first read the headline, I had the initial instinct to not click through and read the story. Why? Because now I have Richard Marx on the brain, which I don’t have to tell you, is not a good thing. I guess I should’ve known better…
And Christian Slater? What the heck? I could be wrong, but didn’t his star power expiration date reach its end point some time shortly after Very Bad Things? Nevertheless, we had some good times, didn’t we? We’ll always have Pump Up The Volume, Heathers and (sigh, getting a lump in my throat) Untamed Heart.
HE TOLD MARISA TOMEI’S CHARACTER HE HAD A BABOON HEART BUT IN REALITY HE JUST HAD A HEART DEFECT!! (sobs)
Christian Slater, Richard Marx to make appearances at Sunday’s Cup race [Sporting News]