“Cars 3” opens in theaters nationwide on June 16 and it will have a huge NASCAR presence.
Actor Owen Wilson, who will be the grand marshal for the 59th running of the Daytona 500 (Sunday 2 p.m. ET, FOX) will again voice the star character in the film, Lightning McQueen.
But check out all the NASCAR personalities who’ll have a role in the film:
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The 2016 Sunoco Rookie of the Year and winner of consecutive Daytona 500 poles, plays Chase Racelott in the film. Racelott’s blend of skills, track smarts and top-of-the-line technology make this rookie a real contender.
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The Wood Brothers Ford driver portrays Ryan “Inside” Laney who is “known for his racing passion and ability to have fun on the track, Laney races with talent, speed and precision.”
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The 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series champion plays Danny Swervez, a next-gen racer who’s ascending the Piston-Cup ladder against all odds. A mid-season replacement, Swervez is a quick learner who pushes himself to the limit.
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In “Cars 3,” Wallace voices next-gen stock car racer Bubba Wheelhouse, a fast and tenacious young racer who knows how to win.
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The NASCAR Hall of Fame racer-turned-NASCAR on FOX color analyst lends his voice to Darrell Cartrip, a veteran Piston-Cup announcer also heard in “Cars” and “Cars 2.”
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The host of FS1’s NASCAR Race Hub and veteran reporter voices Shannon Spokes, who weaves her way into the middle of the action for in-the-moment interviews, and is not afraid to ask racers the tough questions.
The former president and GM of Charlotte Motor Speedway lends his voice to iconic Dinoco team owner Tex Dinoco in “Cars 3.” Tex, who met Lightning McQueen in “Cars,” would love nothing more than to see No. 95 decked out in Dinoco blue.
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The four-time NASCAR champion and current NASCAR on FOX analyst lends his voice to Jeff Gorvette. Gorvette, whose number of top-ten finishes remains unmatched, may have hung up his racing tires—but his heart remains on the track. His ability to succeed at all levels turned hoods wherever he raced.
Known as “The King” the seven-time champion, returns to the role of Strip “The King” Weathers, who now serves as crew chief for his nephew, Cal Weathers.
In the role of Cal Weathers, the veteran racer finds himself taking a step back to make room for the next generation on the track.
FOX Sports’ lead NASCAR announcer will call his 38th Daytona 500 this Sunday. He lends his iconic voice to on-the-spot radio talk show host Mike Joyride.
The winner of three NASCAR championships as crew chief for Jeff Gordon and current consultant to Hendrick Motorsports, lends his voice to Ray Reverham, Jackson Storm’s crew chief, and an expert at training in the cutting edge technology and tactics.