Slayer Announce Their Own NASCAR Chevrolet
Over the years, satanic thrash legends Slayer have sponsored a lot of crazy merch. From sneakers to statuettes to bicycles, the band have seen it all. But this might be the largest one to date, at least size-wise: Slayer has now joined Rick Ware Racing in sponsoring the No. 54 Chevrolet at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Check out the Chevy’s full design here:
Frontman Tom Araya weighed in on the car, saying, “It’s exciting and awesome that Rick and the boys are wearing the Slayer banner, making us a part of NASCAR history!”
“I am super pumped to have the legendary metal band, Slayer, on my Rick Ware Racing No. 54 Chevrolet for one of the greatest races of the year, The Bristol night race!” says driver JJ Yeley, a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series veteran. “Being able to showcase the legacy that Slayer has created over the past 40 years is a true honor.”
“NASCAR racing and Slayer have a lot in common,” says Slayer guitarist Kerry King regarding the band’s partnership with Rick Ware. “Both are extremely fast, intense and aggressive. I can think of nothing more rad than seeing the Slayer logo on Rick’s car with JJ behind the wheel. I’m sure Disciples of everyone involved will be completely stoked on the bond between these two fierce entities!”
More information on Slayer’s sick new ride can be found on Rick Ware’s website.
Slayer’s final U.S. tour, dubbed The Final Campaign, goes down in November. Catch the band live for the last time at one of the following dates:
02 - Explore Asheville Arena, Asheville, NC
03 - PNC Arena, Raleigh, NC
05 - Salem Civic Center, Salem, VA
06 - Giant Center, Hershey, PA
08 - Mass Mutual Center, Springfield, MA
09 - Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
11 - KFC Yum Center, Louisville, KY
12 - Nationwide Arena, Columbus, OH
14 - TaxSlayer Arena, Moline, IL
15 - Denny Sanford Center, Sioux Falls, SD
17 - Fargodome, Fargo, ND
18 - CHI Health Center, Omaha, NE
20 - Broadmore Arena, Colorado Springs, CO
22 - Rimrock Arena, Billings, MT
24 - Spokane Arena, Spokane, WA
26 - Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA
27 - MGM Arena, Las Vegas, NV
30 - The Forum, Los Angeles, CA
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