Malcolm in Middle star Frankie Muniz makes NASCAR Truck Series debut

Malcolm in Middle star Frankie Muniz makes NASCAR Truck Series debut


LEBANON – Frankie Muniz, better known as Malcom from the hit sitcom “Malcom in the Middle,” made his NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series debut Friday night at Nashville Superspeedway in the Rackley Roofing 200.

Muniz drove for Reaume Brothers Racing.

Muniz’s truck began to overheat around lap 86, sending his truck behind the wall.

Last week, a post from the Reaume Brothers’ X platform (formerly Twitter) announced that Muniz would appear in four races this season, with Nashville being his first.

In the post, the team also announced that the former Hollywood star will race in Bristol and Kansas City, Kansas for the truck series, while he will also race in Brooklyn, Michigan for the ARCA Menards Series.

Muniz began his auto racing career in 2004, competing as a celebrity in the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race. In 2007, Muniz moved up to the Atlantic Championship Series, then the Champ Car Atlantic Series, where he raced until a wrist injury sidelined him during the 2009 season.

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In 2011 he made a quick return to Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race.

Stock car racing was Muniz’s next stop in 2021, where he raced in the SRL Pro Late Model series for High Point Racing. Muniz was notably the pace car driver for the 2001 Daytona 500, where racer Dale Earnhardt was killed.

Lawrence Goss is The Tennessean’s sports intern at the Sports Journalism Institute. Contact Lawrence at [email protected]. Follow Lawrence on X, formerly Twitter, @iamlgoss.