‘Transformers 3’ Wreckers Cars & Stars At The Daytona 500 [Pictures]

by on February 21, 2011

in Entertainment

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

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

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

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Of course, it’s not all about the humans, but there are also the Transformer Autobot Wreckers themselves!

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

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Of course off-track and around the facilities, the Transformers had a spot to hang out

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

Transformers 3 Wrecker Topspin

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'Transformers' 3 NASCAR Wrecker Topspin No 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy at the Daytona 500 - cinema static 02p

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'Transformers 3' NASCAR Wrecker Roadbuster, the No 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy at the Daytona 500

'Transformers 3' Wrecker Roadbuster

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'Transformers 3' NASCAR Wrecker Leadfoot No 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevy at the Daytona 500

'Transformers 3' Wrecker Leadfoot

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During the pre-race pace laps, the Transformer Autobot Wreckers Roadbuster (No 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy), Top Spin (No. 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy) and Leadfoot (No.. 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevy) took to the track for a lap or two.

Transformers 3, Dark of the Moon Movie Trailer #3:

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This isn’t the first time Michael Bay has come through the NASCAR world. He’s brought Transformers to the tracks of NASCAR with each of his Transformers franchise movies. In fact, I’m making an educated guess this won’t be the last time we see Transformers at the track. My money is on a car being sponsored by Transformers 3, Transformers: Dark of the Moon later on this year.

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Transformers 2 Megatron on Jeff Gordon's Chevy in the NASCAR Banking 500

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Transformers 2 Michael Bay No 39 Ryan Newman Car

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transformers 2 rotf nascar No 18 Kyle Busch car

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And the sponsors do have fun with some of the sponsorship programs,

Transformers Optimus Prime Red M&M

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[At track Photos: Brandon Goodman/Getty Images for NASCAR, NASCAR Press; Josh & Rosie media room image: My Fox Atlanta, Static Wrecker images: Hendrick Motorsports, The No 42 Transformer on track: Earnhardt Ganassi Racing,  ]

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mungurtraq February 21, 2011 at 5:29 pm

To think that “huntington-whitey” is actually a man. I didn’t believe it when I heard it, but you can kind of see it in the Daytona pictures. It’s sort of half-half with a partial operation for whatever reason it would want to live that way. The third transformers movie is supposed to be a funny satire on socialism. Doesn’t that go to figure.

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