NASCAR Images Of The Week: Retro Music/Racing Partnerships Gone Bad

It was revealed Thursday that 90's-rap phenom Vanilla Ice would be driving the honorary pace car for next week's NASCAR event at Pocono Raceway.

While many scoffed at the idea, it's unfortunately NOT the first time a one-hit-wonder of questionable talent teamed up with NASCAR – at least according to the mind of our satirist @nascarcasm.

Take a look at some of these blasts from the past:

2011: JJ's Hammer Pants Firesuit

Kobalt Tools, a sponsor of Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 team, wrongly chose to affiliate themselves with MC Hammer. A poor effort of cross-promotion led to the now infamous Hammer-Pants Firesuit.


2005: The Humpy Wheeler Dance

Famed Charlotte Motor Speedway promoter "Humpy" Wheeler, known for the pomp and bombast of his pre-race shows, would rather forget his foray into hip-hop, teaming up with Digital Underground to perform "The Humpy Dance" before that year's Coke 600.

A confused crowd stood silent and cross-armed. Wishing the crowd "Peace and Humpiness forever," Wheeler walked offstage and the gimmick was never used again.


2008: Boris Said Fred

Boris Said figured a road-course-ringer and a one-hit wonder would be a perfect match. However, "Boris Said Fred" failed miserably, as did novelty single, "I'm Too Scruffy."


2009: Bobby Got Back

Former Sprint Cup champion Bobby Labonte was able to convince the desperate Sir Mix-A-Lot that the "Bobby Got Back" promotion was a bad idea, and thus, it never saw the light of day.


2012: Monster Makeover (pending)

Should the Vanilla Ice appearance at Pocono receive good press, Dover International Speedway will team up with legendary 80's one-hit-wonder A Flock Of Seagulls and...well...


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