NASCAR combines some of America's favorite things: fast cars, big crowds, hot ladies and overpriced beer. With this phenomenon raging across the country and with the upcoming celebrity car-racing charity event Rally for Kids with Cancer, sponsored by our very own Wonderwall, we take a look at some of the biggest NASCAR fans in Hollywood.
Back in the days when Britney Spears was carefree (and meltdown-free), she served as a Grand Marshal for the NASCAR Winston Cup Series Pepsi 400.
Pamela Anderson, in her hot-girl-center-of-attention element, gave the command to start their engines for the NASCAR Nextel All-Star Challenge.
Adrien Brody raced in the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race Day alongside Keanu Reeves, among others. This may be his way to counteract his sensitive, emotional characters … his debonaire Halle Berry Oscar kiss only gave him manliness points for a couple years.
Honorary starter Ashton Kutcher jokes with Grand Marshal Matthew McConaughey at the Daytona 500. This was back in 2005, but we can only imagine the gripping tweet Ashton would have written about this experience.
She may have had hit records, TV shows, and films under her belt, but when southern girl Jessica Simpson served as the Grand Marshal at the Daytona NASCAR Pepsi 400, she knew she made it.
At the Indy 500, Steven Tyler poses in Jeff Ward's Aerosmith-sponsored car. It was cute until Jeff eventually had to pry him out of the vehicle.
Also at the Indy 500, Jay Leno poses for the crowd with his hands in the air … we're sensing a trend here. See this is how race car drivers pose in the movies.
At the Coca-Cola 600 race, Ryan Seacrest challenged NASCAR driver Greg Biffle in a driving simulator game. Seriously, Ryan? Do you really need another way to be emasculated?
Ashley Judd looks on emotionally as her husband, NASCAR driver Dario Franchitti, drives the qualifying laps at the Daytona 500. Looks like a moment straight out of one of her movies. Really, someone should be taping this.
Mark Wahlberg attended the UAW/Daimler Chrysler 400 NASCAR race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. No matter where he goes, he brings a ridiculously large entourage with him. Pretty impressive.
In Daytona, Jamie Foxx rode in a NASCAR-style car before the Nextel Cup Series Pepsi 400 race. They couldn't bear to tell him it wasn't a real car or a real race. He just took it so darned seriously, it was adorable.
Gavin Rossdale performed at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in February. No word about any celeb-racing for him, but when you're the father of two absurdly cute little kids, it's probably best he sticks to the safety of the stage.
Fergie sang the national anthem at the Daytona 500. She tried make it a "My Humps" remixed version, but people weren't too into that for some reason.
Nick Lachey went to a NASCAR party with his buddy, champion NASCAR driver Jimmy Johnson. The two have played a celebrity golf tournament together, though Jimmy has yet to ask Nick to race with him … it's a real point of tension in the bromance.
Grand Marshal Adam Sandler greeted NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne at the Talladega Superspeedway. Kasey was hoping for Will Ferrell but he tried to hide his disappointment.
DJ AM spun at the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion's party right after his near-death plane crash, proving his dedication for DJ-ing … and cars.
At the NAPA 500, Grand Marshal Sheryl Crow hitched a ride with one of the racers. You can't possibly expect a girl to walk to the other end of a speedway in heels.
Join Wonderwall and Eva Longoria Parker as we host Rally For Kids With Cancer on Saturday, May 2.
For more information or to donate to this great cause, click here.