]>To celebrate The Muppet Show's 25th anniversary, Action Performance Companies in Phoenix, AZ, and The Jim Henson Company recently launched a series of Muppet paint scheme race cars featuring such characters as Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, and newcomer Pepe the King Prawn. Action Performance created the 15 special Muppet cars to be raced on the track at the NASCAR, NHRA, and World of Outlaws series; the drivers' uniforms and helmets; and the die-cast race car collectibles.The Muppets will make their NASCAR racing debut, Saturday, July 14, at Chicago's Chicagoland Speedway alongside such racing stars as Jeremy Mayfield, Dale Jarrett, and Bobby Labonte. NHRA drivers will join the Muppets for their second race appearance, July 18. Muppet characters will ride aboard top-fuel dragsters, funny cars, and a pro stock bike. Top-fuel dragster champion Shirley Muldowney and Pepe the King Prawn will take to the tracks in Indianapolis, August 28.
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