It’s a giant week for well-known folks doing stuff they aren’t essentially identified for. After tennis star Rafael Nadal introduced he was dipping a toe into all-electric speedboat racing, Malcolm within the Middle star Frankie Muniz got here out and informed the world he can be racing full-time in ARCA this yr.
Muniz, who starred in Agent Cody Banks, has a historical past with racing. The first occasion he entered was the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race in Long Beach approach again in 2004. He completed seventh and seemingly caught the motorsport bug.
In 2007, Muniz entered 12 rounds of the Champ Car Atlantic Series, claiming a greatest end of ninth within the 24-strong area.
Now, after dipping a toe within the sequence with a check drive in 2022, Muniz has introduced that he’ll race full time within the 2023 ARCA Menards Series. This yr, He’ll drive the quantity 30 Ford Mustang for Rette Jones Racing.
In a press release, the Racing Stripes actor mentioned: “Ever since childhood, it’s been my dream to pursue racing in NASCAR, and it was important for me to partner with a team that aligned with my long-term objectives and vision, while providing every opportunity imaginable to grow mentally and physically as a full-time race car driver.
“I look forward to not only demonstrating my ability on the track and just how serious how I am in progressing in my racing career, but also showing my son and family what it is to chase your dreams and re-invent yourself.”
Muniz will make his ARCA debut for Rette Jones Racing at Daytona International Speedway on February 18.
Mark Rette, co-owner of the Rette Jones Racing staff, added: “It is not going to be easy, and there will be a learning curve. But with his passion, focus and commitment along with the capabilities of our team, we believe we are going to put him in a position to contend for multiple wins in 2023.”
The 2023 ARCA Menards Series kicks off in February and runs via to October with 20 races at tracks together with Pocono, Watkins Glen and Talladega Superspeedway.