“Malcolm in the Spotlight” star Frankie Muniz becomes a regular NASCAR driver.
The actor who played the main character of the beloved sitcom will take part in the NASCAR ARCA Menards series at the Daytona International Speedway next month.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Muniz will race the No. 30 Ford Mustang for Rette Jones in the races that begin on February 18.
“It is with great excitement, optimism and gratitude that I join Rette Jones Racing for the full ARCA Menards Series schedule this year,” Muniz said in a statement.
“Since I was a kid, I dreamed of racing in NASCAR, and it was important for me to work with a team that matched my long-term goals and vision, while providing all imaginable opportunities for mental and physical growth as a full-time Racer.”
Finally making my dream a reality, this one is for my son and showing him that you can always chase your dreams.
Excited for this opportunity with Rette Jones Racing, Ford, and our partners to go full time racing for an ARCA National Series Championship in 2023. pic.twitter.com/OhbFnlMNKW
— Frankie Muniz (@frankiemuniz) January 11, 2023
He added: “I’m looking forward to not only showcasing my abilities on the track and showing how seriously I take progress in my racing career, but also to show my son and family what it means to pursue your dreams and reinvent yourself. ”
Late last year, Muniz suggested that his “Malcolm in the Spotlight” co-star Bryan Cranston might be in the process of writing a reboot.
“I would like to know what the family does. I know Bryan Cranston really likes this idea, and he kind of writes the script and runs everything,” Muniz said.
— So there may be something. I would have dropped 100 percent. But I do not know — we’ll see what happens.”