NASCAR Daytona 500 ‘Drivers and Danica, start your engines’
There’s a formula to NASCAR’s “start your engines” commands, and it’s not dissimilar to the National Anthem: get in, say your line, get out. Don’t get fancy, don’t get cute, because it never ever ever works.
At Sunday’s Daytona 500, actor James Franco, in town to promote his upcoming “Oz, the Great and Powerful,” had to do just one thing: say four words. Four words. “Drivers, start your engines.” It used to be “gentlemen,” of course, but since Danica Patrick is no gentleman, it needed to change.
Well, change it Franco did, but not quite in the way NASCAR would have liked. “Drivers … and Danica”? Hmm. Misstep, or not-so-subtle editorial commentary?
- Drivers … and Danica … start your engines!
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