|Tim Allen lights `em up!|
Before Tony Stewart begins the defense of his 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship at the Daytona 500, he’ll give fans across the country a glimpse of his acting skills when he appears on the ABC comedy “Last Man Standing” starring Tim Allen tomorrow (Tuesday) night at 8 p.m. ET.
Asked if there might be a career in Hollywood when the time comes to hang up his helmet, the three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion said, “This is something that obviously is a little bit out of our comfort zone, because we're used to being in a uniform in a 3,400-pound stock car. So to come here and do TV is something that is pretty fun. It's exciting to do something different and get out of that norm a little bit."
Stewart appears as himself on the tomorrow night’s episode, entitled “Adrenaline.” Mike (Tim Allen) gets Stewart and his race car to jazz up the “Outdoor Man” retail space for a promotional opportunity. Stewart insists that no one is to touch the car, not knowing that Kyle (Christoph Sanders) has done something unthinkable to the racer that could jeopardize the entire event.
|"Did I do something wrong?"|
Stewart’s invitation to appear on “Last Man Standing” is an offshoot of Allen’s well-known love of all things automotive. The actor/comedian even took a spin and did some donuts in the No. 14 Office Depot/Mobil1 Stewart-Haas Chevrolet during the shoot.
"I just like anything to do with cars,” Allen said. “I don't think I could do a donut in anything else, so we figured we wanted the best. NASCAR's the best (and) Tony’s the best driver, so what are we going to do?"
Stewart shot the episode in Los Angeles on January 16 and 17. Less than a month after the airdate of “Adrenaline,” Allen will serve as the Grand Marshal of the Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday, March 11.