Who would have thought a Jersey Shore star would become the face of NASCAR for at least a day? I sure didn’t!
As fans will pack the stands at Richmond International Raceway next month, they will have the “delight” to welcome Jersey Shore star, “Snooki”, as their honorary race starter.
There’s not much dispute that she is a star, but is this the kind of “star” NASCAR is looking for?
Being a spokesperson for “Wonderful Pistachios”, Richmond’s September race sponsor, she seemed to be the perfect fit. My question, how will NASCAR fans react to the news come race time?
A tweet from (@RIRinsider) on Thursday morning relayed the Snooki news (it was actually correcting a rumor that Snooki would have been grand marshal- could you have imagined?). The “Wonderful Pistachios” brand is sponsoring the race (the Wonderful Pistachios 400), and Snooki is apparently a guest of the sponsor.
Snooki will receive all the “celebrity” treatment at the race, because she is a celebrity of course! She’ll be introduced to applause in the drivers meeting and will shake hands with drivers during pre-race introductions.
But is this the best that “Wonderful Pistachios” could do? Could they not have chosen a Firefighter, Police Officer, or even a US Military member? Keep in mind, that race will fall on the 10 year anniversary of 9/11.
Sadly enough, Jersey Shore will be representing NYC in more ways than one.