In news that just about pegged our automotive weirdness meter, USA Today reported Thursday that Denver Nuggets superstar Carmelo Anthony is getting into bed with KISS singer Gene Simmons and the Indy Racing League.

Before you get any crazy ideas, we’re quite sure the truth is bizarre enough: the 21-year-old NBA basketball phenomenon has become co-owner of the Hemelgarn IRL team, a deal brockered by KISS icon Simmons, who owns the marketing firm now promoting the series.

To be driven by rookie P.J. Chesson, car No. 91 has been dubbed “Car Melo.” The blue-and-white Dallara is set to feature the mug of the young Nugget himself.

[Source: USA Today]

(Thanks for the tip, Tom!)