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The upcoming Transformers 3 movie, titled Transformers: Dark of the Moon, is coming out July 1st, 2011, starring Shia LaBeouf, Hugo Weaving, Josh Duhamel and a bunch others.

Following this site, you know I was a bit jazzed to hear about the NASCAR based Transformers, called The Wreckers.  One of them is based on the Jimmy Johnson driven No 48 Lowe’s Chevy NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car.  (In case you haven’t heard, Jimmie Johnson won last year’s NASCAR season… again, for the 5th consecutive year.  That’s huge in this sport.)

'Transformers 3' NASCAR Wrecker Topspin No 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy at the Daytona 500

Transformers 3 Wrecker Topspin

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Of course, there are toys associated with the movie, coming out for every ‘bot there is.  In this case, I’m a bit focused on the NASCAR aspect of the bots since I’m a bit of a fan of both.  So I thought I’d toss out some new images I encountered for the toy of the No. 48 NASCAR Wrecker from Transformers 3.  Check it out:

Topspin from 'Transformers 3' - vehicle mode

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'Transformers 3' 'Dark of the Moon' Nascar Wreckers

'Transformers 3' NASCAR Wrecker Roadbuster, the No 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy at the Daytona 500a Daytona International Speedway hosted the Daytona 500 last weekend and was also the spot to see the first official public appearance of the Transformer 3 Autobot Wreckers Roadbuster (No 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy), Top Spin (No. 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy) and Leadfoot (No.. 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevy). Also in attendance were was director Michael Bay and actors Josh Duhamel and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley from Transformers: Dark of the Moon, the third film in the Transformers movie franchise that Michael Bay has brought to life.

Last Sunday the Daytona 500 went into the record books and produced a great win with the 20-year-old Trevor Bayne won the race in his 2nd ever start in NASCAR.  It was a very popular victory as he was driving for a great, established team in the storied No. 21.  During the race, we even got a taste of a new movie trailer for Transformers 3, featuring the Wreckers in a few scenes.

'Transformers 3' stars Josh Duhamel and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley At The Daytona 500 - cinema static 01p

But before the race, Michael Bay, Josh Duhamel and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley were making the media rounds and prior to the race, being the Grand Marshals of the event, they got make that classic call, “Gentlemen, start your engines.”

'Transformers 3' Director Michael Bay, actor Josh Duhamel and actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley pose before the Daytona 500

'Transformers 3' Director Michael Bay, actor Josh Duhamel and actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley pose before the Daytona 500

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‘Transformer 3’ Toys – NASCAR Wreckers & A Bit More

February 15, 2011

‘Transformer 3’ Toys – NASCAR Wreckers & A Bit More from Transformers: Dark of the Moon movie.

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Transformers 3 Lands Bill Fagerbakke’s Voice For A NASCAR Autobot

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Transformers 3 Lands Bill Fagerbakke’s Voice For A NASCAR Autobot: Michael Bay & company have landed Bill Fagerbakke to voice the Jimmie Johnson No. 48 Autobot in Transformers 3, (Dark of the Moon)

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A Day At NASCAR Sprint Cup Practice at Infineon Raceway – A Pictorial Excursion

June 20, 2010

I headed out to Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, CA to hang out for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice sessions and check out the track.  After watching races at this track for years, I had the impression it was more expansive from the camera angles on TV, but to be honest, they pack a lot […]

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