LAS VEGAS, Nev. (Mar.13, 2014) – Last weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway the No.99 team showed the rest of the garage that they could ‘run' with the best of them when they hosted Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil as an honorary crew member.
Neil, a Vegas resident and lead singer of the multi-platinum selling band Motley Crue, participated in a variety of track activities throughout the day including a visit to the Sprint Experience with Roush Fenway Racing driver Carl Edwards and comedian Carrot Top. He continued to shadow Edwards during the day making his way to the driver meeting and introductions before heading to pit road to watch Edwards and the ‘crue’ turn in a strong fifth-place finish.
The team was first introduced to the legendary rocker earlier this year during a testing run at Nashville. Neil spent the day with all three Roush Fenway Racing teams and the No.99 boys were determined to have him back when they made it out to Sin City.
Being a former racer himself, Neil appreciates the time and efforts put in by the crew day in and day out. He joined the crew members for lunch during the day and even took time to meet with guys at the pit box pre-race for some added motivation.
“It was cool to have Vince Neil with us last weekend at the track,” stated Mike Lingerfelt, front tire changer for the No.99 Ford. “Besides being a talented musician he is a great person and fun to hang out with.”
The team decided that it would be a great idea to expand upon this new found relationship at the upcoming FOOD CITY 500 in Bristol this weekend. They selected one of Motley Crue’s most recognizable songs - “Kickstart My Heart” - to be used in driver introductions when Edwards takes the stage on Sunday.
Check out what Vince had to say about the crew’s choice here:
and be sure to tune into as Edward’s takes on Bristol Motor Speedway this Sunday, March 16. Race coverage begins at 1 p.m. on FOX.