NASCAR fans are looking forward to watching Tony Stewart defend his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship this season, beginning with the Daytona 500 on Feb. 26 (FOX, 1 p.m. ET). But before he returns to the comfort behind the wheel of his day job, people all across the country can catch a glimpse of Stewart’s acting skills when he appears on the ABC comedy “Last Man Standing” starring Tim Allen tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb. 14 (8 – 8:30 p.m. ET).
After NASCAR, perhaps a career in Hollywood is in order for the three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion?
"It's a lot of fun,” said Stewart when referencing his appearance on the hit sit-com. “This is something that obviously is a little bit out of our comfort zone because we're used to being in a uniform in a 3,400-pound stock car, so to come here and do TV is something that is pretty fun. It's exciting to do something different and get out of that norm a little bit."
Stewart will appear as himself on the upcoming episode entitled “Adrenaline.” Mike (Tim Allen) gets Stewart and his race car to jazz up the Outdoor Man retail space for a promotional opportunity. After Stewart tells Mike that no one is to touch his car, little do they know that Kyle (Christoph Sanders) has done something unthinkable with Tony’s car that could jeopardize the whole promotional event.
Stewart’s fit with “Last Man Standing” is a perfect one, as Allen professes to love everything that has anything to do with cars. Allen was even able to take a spin and do some donuts in the No. 14 Office Depot/Mobil1 Stewart-Haas Chevrolet.
"I just like cars, anything to do with cars,” Allen said. “I don't think I could do a donut in anything else so we figured we wanted the best. NASCAR's the best, Tony’s the best driver, so what are we going to do?"
Stewart shot the episode in Los Angeles with Allen and the rest of the “Last Man Standing” cast on January 16 and 17. Less than a month after the airdate of “Adrenaline” Allen will serve as the Grand Marshal of the Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday, March 11 (FOX, 3 p.m. ET).