The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is an organizer of car racing events in the United States.


In 2002, NASCAR teamed up with the Muppets for a marketing campaign that involved plush toys, die-cast cars and other merchandise meant to promote a series of car designs used to decorate cars in the organization's primary Winston Cup Series.

In addition to a program car which featured all of the Muppets, the following teams of Muppets and drivers appeared:

Picture Driver Muppet Number Car Team Sponsor
Atwood car.jpg Casey Atwood Rowlf the Dog #7 Dodge Intrepid Ultra Motorsports Sirius Satellite Radio
Benson car.jpg Johnny Benson Fozzie Bear #10 Pontiac Grand Prix MBV Motorsports Valvoline
Elliott car.jpg Bill Elliott The Swedish Chef #9 Dodge Intrepid Evernham Motorsports Dodge
Jarrett car.jpg Dale Jarrett Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog #88 Ford Taurus Robert Yeats Racing UPS
Labonte car.jpg Bobby Labonte Pepe the King Prawn #18 Pontiac Grand Prix Joe Gibbs Racing Interstate Batteries
Mayfield car.jpg Jeremy Mayfield Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker #19 Dodge Intrepid Evernham Motorsports Dodge Dealers
Rudd car.jpg Ricky Rudd Gonzo #28 Ford Taurus Joe Gibbs Racing Havoline
Spencer car.jpg Jimmy Spencer Animal #41 Dodge Intrepid Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Target


Gonzo served as the Grand Marshall for the Auto Club 400 on March 23, 2014.[1]


  • Sesame Street featured a spoof called "Nascount" in Episode 4154 (2007). In the sketch, the Count is a race car driver on a pit stop who refuses to rejoin the race until he has counted all forty cars that go by.
  • Sesame Street Episode 4203 features the Worm racing organization, WASCAR, as well as several spoofs of famous NASCAR drivers (and an appearance by Jeff Gordon as commentator).

See also


  1. "Gonzo to start the Auto Club 400 on opening weekend for 'Muppets Most Wanted'" March 13, 2014, Staff report
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