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Slayer Have Their Own NASCAR Chevrolet Now

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NASCAR Driver Tyler Reddick unveiled a Megadeth-themed Chevy Camaro last month and now their thrash contemporaries in Slayer, perhaps feeling left out, have joined the racing party too: the #54 car, piloted by JJ Yeley, will be adorned hood to tail with Slayer imagery when it races at the Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee this coming weekend.

The #54 car will join the Rick Ware Racing team, which also includes #51, #52 and the part-time #53 car.

Kerry King offered:

“NASCAR racing and Slayer have a lot in common. 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!

Commented Yeley:

“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! Being able to showcase the legacy that Slayer has created over the past 40 years is a true honor.”

The Bass Pro Shops / NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway is set to run on August 17 at 7:30 p.m. EDT on NBC Sports Network. Slayer recently announced the FINAL leg of their farewell tour, set to take place this fall in the U.S.

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