Thursday, May 31, 2012

Drive Drive Baby: Vanilla Ice To Wheel Pace Car at Pocono

Vanilla Ice will serve as Honorary Pace Car Driver for the June 10th 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, stars in the upcoming Sony Pictures release, That’s My Boy, which hits theaters nationwide next month.
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 the Mustang 5.0 he drove in the movie with lucky race fans, who can bid on the ride through Thursday, June 7 as part of an online auction component of the inaugural Pocono Celebrity Charity Poker Showdown. The 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, visit NASCAR.COM/Unites.
That’s My Boy, also starring Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg, is scheduled for a June 15th release. The film 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, visit


  1. Anonymous2:55 PM

    That's the best they could do for a pace car driver??? Would rather see Moody doing the first pace laps...

  2. Anonymous4:02 PM

    Digging deep for this one!

  3. Anonymous5:14 PM

    oh good grief!

  4. Doug from NJ, your comment has not been published. We do not do the name-calling thing here. If you can make your point without the name calling, feel free to resubmit.

    1. Anonymous9:20 PM

      I am perplexed as to what was considerd name calling, however, Ice is still a one-hit wonder, and his inclusion is an insult to us all.

      perplexed Doug from NJ

    2. I'm sure you can figure it out if you try real hard, Doug. Thanks for keeping this a family-friendly site.

  5. Couldn't get Snooki?

  6. Rollin in my 5.0 with my rag top down so my hair can blow. The girlies on stand by ,waving just to say hi!Did you stop ?
    Nah I just drove by ice ice baby ha ha ha!!

  7. Lets face it Dave if Pastrana is on 4 wheels It has froze over!!!!

  8. Anonymous1:13 PM

    I know Vanilla personally here in south Florida and he is a great person in the community. He does alot for the children and Toys for Tots. He is very personable and will stop to talk to anyone and take pictures. He is also very fond of my son. We were on his DIY show the Vanilla Ice Project and we were invited back for the 3rd season which starts this summer. His show is very successful and the ratings are up 300%. I think he is a great choice for the pace car and I use to work in NASCAR. Go Ice!

  9. Anonymous7:14 PM

    I'm thinking his "one hit" is more than anyone else's that have posted on this site.