Minions Catch A Ride with Carl Edwards at Quaker State 400
The Despicable Me Minions are taking over the world! To promote their standalone film, the adorable yellow creatures have been featured on everything from McDonald’s Happy Meal toys to Tic Tacs to Twinkies. This past weekend, they made the jump to motorsports.
— Joe Gibbs Racing (@JoeGibbsRacing) July 11, 2015
Carl Edwards’ Number 19 Toyota Camry was transformed into a Minionmobile especially for the Quaker State 400. The minions had headsets on, ready to be part of the pit crew at the Quaker State 400, except for one that looks terrified to be on a fast moving car. The members of Carl Edwards’ crew also got in on the fun with a uniform of yellow shirts and overalls for race day.
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The Minions featured on the car, Stuart, Kevin, and Bob, are the stars of the Illumination film Minions that opened this past weekend. A prequel to the original Despicable Me franchise, the movie covers the Minions’ search from the dawn of time to find a master to serve. Eventually, they find work with Scarlet Overkill, voiced by Sandra Bullock, and get to work on a plot to steal the crown jewels of the United Kingdom.
— NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) July 11, 2015
We’re not sure if it’s because of the Minions or in spite of them that Carl Edwards earned a fourth place finish on Sunday’s race. It’s probably the latter, knowing how the Minions often have the best of intentions but their follow-through leaves a lot to be desired…