While Pixar's Cars 3 doesn't come to theaters until this summer on June 16th, it's never too early to debut new characters; characters, nonetheless, that are directly inspired by legends of the racing world! Meet four new characters in Cars 3 that are inspired, and in some cases voiced, by their NASCAR Legends after the break!
In Disney-Pixar's "Cars 3," Lightning McQueen seeks stock car racing's roots. But why wait for the June 16 debut to meet the rides who put McQueen back on track? Here's a sneak peek at the new characters -- and the racers who inspired them.
INSPIRATION: Wendell Scott
Junior "Midnight" Moon
INSPIRATION: Junior Johnson
INSPIRATION: Smokey Yunick
Louise "Barnstormer" Nash
INSPIRATION: Louise Smith
Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician with her own plan to win, inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet, and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage!
Cars 3 races into theaters on June 16th, 2017!
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