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CELEBRITIES START THEIR ENGINES FOR A NEW ABC TELEVISIONREALITY SERIES, “FAST CARS AND SUPERSTARS — THE GILLETTE YOUNG GUNS CELEBRITY RACE
Celebrities Learn from Pro Stock Car Drivers and Compete for the Checkered Flag
Celebrities including Jewel, Tony Hawk, Serena Williams and William Shatner are dreaming of life in the fast lane, as they race to the finish in the new reality show, “Fast Cars and Superstars — The Gillette Young Guns Celebrity Race, a 7- episode series to air on ABC prime time this summer. Twelve celebrity drivers will partner with the Gillette Young Guns -- six of stock car racing’s most talented and popular drivers -- to learn what it takes to win on the race track.
The show will explore the interaction of top young stock car drivers with stars from the world of sports, music and entertainment, featuring drama and competition on and off the race track. In each episode, viewers will watch celebrities train with a Gillette Young Guns driver. The show will culminate in a one-hour finale where the celebrities will be coached from the pits by their Gillette Young Guns instructors, and compete against each other during a time-trial race.
“I jumped at the chance to be involved in the Gillette Young Guns Celebrity Race, said actor William Shatner. “It’s every American boy’s dream to get behind the wheel of a stock car.
“The thing that really excites me about competing in the race is that it brings together some of the best talent in their fields and gives them the opportunity to meet on a common ground, said Grammy Award Nominee, Jewel. “And I love the chance to compete against guys!
Celebrity Drivers will be Tony Hawk, Jewel, William Shatner, Krista Allen, Ty Murray, John Salley, John Elway, WWE Champ John Cena, Serena Williams, Gabrielle Reece, Laird Hamilton and Bill Cowher. Gillette Young Guns are Jimmie Johnson, Ryan Newman, Carl Edwards, Kasey Kahne, Kurt Busch and Jamie McMurray.