As “Talladega Nights” hilariously parodied, NASCAR drivers’ attempts to promote their sponsors occasionally can get awkward.
Kyle Busch and his wife, Samantha, tweeted a video Monday that showed the two of them having a lip sync battle. Their battle felt pretty forced, but even more so than the actual “Carpool Karaoke,” given that the couple didn’t actually drive while they filmed.
They instead remained parked next to Denny Hamlin’s No. 11 in the Joe Gibbs Racing shop the entire time.
Don’t get us wrong, we’re all in favor of drivers using their personalities to be entertaining while they generate publicity for their partners. But if Busch is going to start a video by checking if he and his wife have NOS Rowdy and M&M’s before they go “cruising,” the least they could do is actually go for a drive to make the skit feel somewhat natural.
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