Wednesday, May 19, 2010

'The A-Team' cast is coming to speedway

The stars of surefire summer blockbuster "The A-Team" will make an appearance at this year's Coca-Cola 600 on May 30 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord.

According to a CMS press release, Bradley Cooper ("The Hangover"), Jessica Biel ("I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry"), Sharlto Copley ("District 9") and Quinton "Rampage" Jackson (of Ultimate Fighting Championship fame) "will deploy on a secret mission" during the pre-race festivities for the 51st running of the Memorial Day Weekend race.

In addition, the movie stars will serve as honorary race officials for the Coca-Cola 600 and take part in various activities around the speedway prior to the main event.

"The A-Team" is a reboot of the popular 1980s TV series about a colorful team of former Special Forces soldiers who were set up for a crime they did not commit and have gone "rogue" in an effort to clear their names. Cooper is Lt. Templeton 'Faceman' Peck, Jackson is Sgt. Bosco 'B.A.' Baracus, Copley is Capt. 'Howling Mad' Murdock, and Biel plays an officer pursuing the team. The film -- which also stars Liam Neeson -- opens nationwide June 11. Click here for more details on it.

Tickets for the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway can be purchased online at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com or by calling 1-800-455-FANS. Friends and family four-pack tickets start at just $39.75 per person. The race also will be televised live on FOX at 5 p.m., and can be heard on the radio through the Performance Racing Network beginning at 4:45 p.m.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

What? NASCAR trying to break away from pandering to the "redneck" crowd? It's all hype folks.

Anonymous said...

Its better than being a blow hole living in the city of charlotte!!!

Ray said...

It would be a lot more exciting if it were the original A-Team cast.

Anonymous said...

Ray is an idiot. Maybe they dig up George Peppard's casket and haul it on the bed of a pick-up truck?

Anonymous said...

I have seen more rednecks at a football game than at a race. In fact, I don't go to any stick and ball sports anymore because of the rudeness displayed there. Why must you try and degrade something you don't like? Didn't your mother teach you to be quiet if you have nothing nice to say or was she negligent? Go ahead and show us she was.

Anonymous said...

@Anon at 9:58am, would LOVE to see you call someone in the crowd a "redneck" to their face. I bet you are so tough! *swoon* =)

gomez said...

...wonder if i can get a date with jessica while she's here? maybe it'll rain and we can recreate the scene from the movie...

Mr. Pickles said...

Jessica will be at my house...and she'll be "tossing a salad" if you know what I mean...nudge nudge ;o)

Anonymous said...

Gomez, that would be one nice idea. Here's another, maybe you can stop loafing and get back to cutting my yard?

gomez said...

to: 340pm Anonymous said...

Gomez, that would be one nice idea. Here's another, maybe you can stop loafing and get back to cutting my yard?
May 19, 2010 3:40 PM

come do deez!!

then cut your own crappy @ss yard!

Anonymous said...

I would be really surprised if Rampage Jackson makes it. He is fighting in Vegas the night before. I assume he could make it if he wins, but would not look for him in the case of a loss.

discourser said...

"will deploy on a secret mission" during the pre-race festivities"

Crud!!! Instead of the 52nd Airborne or similar putting on their great pre-race mock battle for Memorial Day, we gotta watch a cheap B movie promo???

I pay too much for my tickets for such a disappointment. Hopefully they'll just come out at the end or something.

I want my helicopters, skydivers, F-16's, guns booming and stuff blowing up!!! It's a show to honor our war heroes not some unknown actors!

Anonymous said...

Haha cheap b movie? That movie probably cost $150 million, get your head out of your $%# you redneck trash