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This weekend's NASCAR battle featuring Optimus Prime vs Megatron!!!

Transformers News: This weekend's NASCAR battle featuring Optimus Prime vs Megatron!!!

Thursday, October 15th, 2009 2:06PM CDT

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***MEDIA ALERT***

START YOUR ENGINES AND ROLL OUT!

The Stars Of The Biggest Movie Of The Year Face Off On The Track With Legendary Director Michael Bay Driving The Pace Car!

OPTIMUS PRIME vs. MEGATRON
At the NASCAR Banking 500 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina

In a first-ever stunt for a film property, rising star and 2008 Daytona 500 winner Ryan Newman, undercover as OPTIMUS PRIME, the heroic leader of the peace-loving AUTOBOTS, goes head to head with four-time Sprint Cup Series Champion Jeff Gordon, aka MEGATRON, the malevolent leader of the DECEPTICONS.

Ryan Newman’s car, uniform and pit crew will be branded with images of OPTIMUS PRIME, while Jeff Gordon’s car, uniform and crew will sport graphics of MEGATRON. In addition, Michael Bay, the renowned director of the TRANSFORMERS megahits, will be the official pace car driver for the 50th running of the NASCAR Banking 500 only from Bank of America at Lowe's Motor Speedway.

TRANSFORMERS: Revenge of the Fallen will make its highly-anticipated DVD and Blu-ray debut on October 20, 2009 in immersive, two-disc Special Editions, as well as on a single disc DVD, from DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures in association with Hasbro; distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment.

Sunday, October 18th 2:00-2:15pm EDT

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Re: This weekend's NASCAR battle featuring Optimus Prime vs Megatron!!! (1009828)
Posted by Cyber Bishop on October 15th, 2009 @ 2:14pm CDT
I loathe Jeff Gordon...

Go Newman..

Actually, go Tony Stewart!
Re: This weekend's NASCAR battle featuring Optimus Prime vs Megatron!!! (1009831)
Posted by Seibertron on October 15th, 2009 @ 2:18pm CDT
I'm not a fan of Nascar, but it might be fun to watch to see what other Transformers tie-ins they do with this race or to see if the commentators talk about Transformers at all. Need to put this on the DVR tonight.
Re: This weekend's NASCAR battle featuring Optimus Prime vs Megatron!!! (1009833)
Posted by GuyIncognito on October 15th, 2009 @ 2:22pm CDT
1. I can't wait to see the paint jobs!

2. Will Hasbro team up with NASCAR and release some kind of toys (even just a set of RPMs) to match?
Re: This weekend's NASCAR battle featuring Optimus Prime vs Megatron!!! (1009836)
Posted by nemesis-prime on October 15th, 2009 @ 2:24pm CDT
GuyIncognito wrote:1. I can't wait to see the paint jobs!

2. Will Hasbro team up with NASCAR and release some kind of toys (even just a set of RPMs) to match?

that would be cool
Re: This weekend's NASCAR battle featuring Optimus Prime vs Megatron!!! (1009863)
Posted by Primus C-00 on October 15th, 2009 @ 3:57pm CDT
Can we blow up Bay's car?

You know he'll love it, it's totally extreme.
Re: This weekend's NASCAR battle featuring Optimus Prime vs Megatron!!! (1009868)
Posted by UltraPrimal on October 15th, 2009 @ 4:29pm CDT
Yee-Haa!? Nascar doesn't interest me. But I wouldn't mind a Nascar Transformer.
Re: This weekend's NASCAR battle featuring Optimus Prime vs Megatron!!! (1009923)
Posted by First-Aid on October 15th, 2009 @ 6:49pm CDT
Primus C-00 wrote:Can we blow up Bay's car?

You know he'll love it, it's totally extreme.


I'd be surprised if there wasn't a fiery wreck at some point. I'd also wager there will be pyrotechnics people out at the track too, just for random explosions.

Does anyone like Jeff Gordon? I think Jeff Foxworthy got it right when he said that no one likes Jeff Gordon because "Jeff Gordon enunciates. And there's just no room in NASCAR for that."
Re: This weekend's NASCAR battle featuring Optimus Prime vs Megatron!!! (1009941)
Posted by Cyber Bishop on October 15th, 2009 @ 7:35pm CDT
First-Aid wrote:Does anyone like Jeff Gordon? I think Jeff Foxworthy got it right when he said that no one likes Jeff Gordon because "Jeff Gordon enunciates. And there's just no room in NASCAR for that."


LOL. Nope, there are other reasons there is so much hatred for him.

If you watch it you would find out there are quite a few drivers that enunciate when they speak.
Re: This weekend's NASCAR battle featuring Optimus Prime vs Megatron!!! (1009985)
Posted by First-Aid on October 15th, 2009 @ 10:19pm CDT
Cyber Bishop wrote:
First-Aid wrote:Does anyone like Jeff Gordon? I think Jeff Foxworthy got it right when he said that no one likes Jeff Gordon because "Jeff Gordon enunciates. And there's just no room in NASCAR for that."


LOL. Nope, there are other reasons there is so much hatred for him.

If you watch it you would find out there are quite a few drivers that enunciate when they speak.


Don't need to watch NASCAR...I've driven the Dan Ryan in CHicago...:-P
Re: This weekend's NASCAR battle featuring Optimus Prime vs Megatron!!! (1010025)
Posted by Fender Bender on October 16th, 2009 @ 1:05am CDT
Okay, I think I brought this up WAY back during the Super Bowl when the first trailer was released.

I was wondering at the time, with the Daytona 500 not that far away at the time, if it were possible that Transformers were going to do any custom paint jobs on an cars. Well, it turned out not to be the case, but they are doing it now for the DVD release.

When I brought it up, I had a logical connection that I feel they failed to utilize. At the time, I noticed that with Optimus Prime having a blue with red flames paint job, and Jeff Gordon having a blue with red flames paint job, that they'd go together perfectly.

Now they decide to make him Megatron. Which, I guess, would make his special edition paint job stick out more, but still.
Re: This weekend's NASCAR battle featuring Optimus Prime vs Megatron!!! (1010045)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on October 16th, 2009 @ 2:48am CDT
I hate gordon and im not cheering on the autobots so............GO MONTOYA!!!!!!! And please for the love of the TF universe let the pace car smash in the wall and blow up in a fiery explosion, im sure its how bay would want to go out anyway, in a big ass explosion on live tv. He gets what he wants and we have the possibility of getting what we want, a real and coherent TF movie.
Re: This weekend's NASCAR battle featuring Optimus Prime vs Megatron!!! (1010123)
Posted by MegatronSRT8 on October 16th, 2009 @ 12:17pm CDT
Get out the flame sticks:
I'm a huge NASCAR fan and my favorite driver is Jeff Gordon :grin:

I can't wait to get the die-cast of the Megatron car
Re: This weekend's NASCAR battle featuring Optimus Prime vs Megatron!!! (1010287)
Posted by Venomous Prime on October 17th, 2009 @ 12:26am CDT
So...any pictures of the cars?
Re: This weekend's NASCAR battle featuring Optimus Prime vs Megatron!!! (1010387)
Posted by Hip-Hoptimus Rime on October 17th, 2009 @ 9:54am CDT
Drawings of the Prime car:

http://gallery.wewt.net/albums/Gipes-Wo ... layout.jpg

Megatron Wolf wrote:I hate gordon and im not cheering on the autobots so............GO MONTOYA!!!!!!!


Are you being serious or just sarcastic? I'm Colombian like Montoya, so I'm absolutely pulling for him. Third in the Chase baby!

He's a great driver, better than the other Colombian I can remember, Roberto Guerrero. Back in the 80s I think, he was on the pole at the Indy 500, and on the pace lap, he spun out and destroyed the car. #-o
Re: This weekend's NASCAR battle featuring Optimus Prime vs Megatron!!! (1010572)
Posted by Seibertron on October 17th, 2009 @ 6:35pm CDT
I'm confused. this press release states this event is going to happen tomorrow but I'm watching the Nascar race in charlotte presented by Transformers Revenge of the Fallen right now on TV. Are they going to take scenes from the Optimus and Megatron car and turn it into some other special presentation for tomorrow?
Re: This weekend's NASCAR battle featuring Optimus Prime vs Megatron!!! (1010649)
Posted by MegatronSRT8 on October 18th, 2009 @ 2:24am CDT
Race was tonight , Saturday. Megatron won, Prime was vanquished, lol. Actually Gordon led a bunch of laps and was in the lead with 15 laps to go. I would pay exorbitant amounts of money to get his driving suit from tonight with the Decepticon logo on the front and on the gloves. His Helmet was even painted like Megatron. If anything there might be a few of the hats like we was wearing after the race on ebay.

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Re: This weekend's NASCAR battle featuring Optimus Prime vs Megatron!!! (1010784)
Posted by GuyIncognito on October 18th, 2009 @ 1:40pm CDT
The Megatron car was ugly, but the OP car was pretty sweet. They should make an Alternity figure out of it.
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