‘That’s My Boy’ Star Vanilla Ice to Pace the Pocono 400 Starting Field
Parade Lap ride with Vanilla Ice also to be auctioned to raise money for The NASCAR Foundation and The Armed Forces Foundation
Long Pond, PA (May 31, 2012) ― Vanilla Ice will be the Honorary Pace Car Driver for the June 10, 2012 Pocono 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway. Vanilla Ice, whose 1991 hit “Ice Ice Baby” was the first rap single to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, will soon be seen in the upcoming Sony Pictures release, That’s My Boy, in theaters June 15.
Before assuming his driving duties in the 2012 Camaro SS ‘Official Pace Car’, Vanilla Ice will make an appearance at The Tricky Triangle Club, tour the team haulers and attend the driver’s meeting prior to the race.
He will also do a pre-race parade lap in his Mustang 5.0 (that he drove in the movie) with race fans, who can bid on the ride now through Thursday, June 7 as part of the online auction component of the inaugural Pocono Celebrity Charity Poker Showdown. The poker tournament, which takes place at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Thursday, June 7, benefits The NASCAR Foundation and The Armed Forces Foundation and will feature race fans playing alongside NASCAR drivers and celebrities. For more information on the poker tournament or to bid on the ride with Vanilla Ice, please visit NASCAR.COM/Unites.
That’s My Boy, starring Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg, is scheduled for a June 15th release. While still in his teens, Donny (Sandler) fathered a son, Todd (Samberg), and raised him as a single parent up until Todd’s 18th birthday. Now, after not seeing each other for years, Todd’s world comes crashing down on the eve of his wedding when an uninvited Donny suddenly shows up. Trying desperately to reconnect with his son, Donny is now forced to deal with the repercussions of his bad parenting skills. That’s My Boy is directed by Sean Anders, produced by Adam Sandler, Jack Giarraputo, Heather Parry and Allen Covert, and written by David Caspe.. For additional movie information, please visit www.thatsmyboy-movie.com.
The Pocono 400 begins at 1 p.m. ET on June 10 with pre-race activities beginning at 11 a.m. Tickets are still available for the Pocono 400 online at www.poconoraceway.com or by phone at 1-800-RACEWAY. If you can’t make it to the race, be sure to tune in to all the action at the Tricky Triangle beginning at 1 p.m. ET on TNT.