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IMDb has quoted former Malcom in the Middle star and current Pacific Coast Motorsports driver Frankie Muniz as saying, "I don't want to sound conceited, but I don't think there has been an actor or celebrity-turned-racecar driver that has made it as high up on the racecar circuit as I have. So I don't think there's anyone who can keep up with me. And that's just me being honest." In case folks missed the press release, Muniz turned his focus away from his acting career and devoted his efforts to auto racing after winning the 2005 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Celebrity Race. He joined the Formula BMW series in 2006, finishing a season high of 16th. Last year saw the erstwhile child star running in the Champ Car Atlantic series where he managed to creep into the top 10 at one event. Not much of a stellar track record as racing goes.

Conceited may not be the right term, but uninformed might be. It seems that Mr. Muniz needs a lesson in automotive racing history. Over the years there have been quite a few racing actors. Names such as Steve McQueen and Paul Newman immediately leap to mind, both producing notable results at prestigious events. McQueen finished second overall at the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1970, and 1979 saw Newman do the same at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. A little humility might be in order for the young actor/racer.

Thanks for the tip, Tom!

[Source: Internet Movie Database]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      Young dumb and full of......sh*t??
      Oh all of us know a "Frankie" somewhere....cocky little twerps you can't stand but tolerate....they think they are 'something' and refuse to believe otherwise.
      20 years later you'll find them working in your hometown convenience store, still single but much FATTER, plays World of Warcraft every waking moment and collects Star Wars figures and baseball cards.
      Nothing spells loser like LOSER. (and FRANKIE)
      • 7 Years Ago
      Around the paddock and tracks, there's a reason he's called "frankie at the back..."
      • 7 Years Ago
      He hasn't even reached Jason Priestly levels, has he?
      • 7 Years Ago
      With looks like that, he didn't have much choice but to wear a full body suit and helmet to earn his money. Can he really call himself an actor these days?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Dempsey crashed coming out of the pits at Daytona, I think Malcolm has eclipsed him. Also, Vision Racing is a complete joke of a team.
      kathleen mullen
      • 7 Years Ago
      don't be so hard on him. he was great in malcom in the middle. he was so funny and it was a great show. i hope to see him in a lot more shows. i hate to admit that i didn't know he drove race cars though....
      • 7 Years Ago
      Gonna be best performance actor?
      • 7 Years Ago
      someone should dig up the pics of the 2.slow jetta he bought from fast and furious
      • 7 Years Ago
      hey Vivi... did "y'all" take "yer" redneck pills???
      • 7 Years Ago
      what about marty robins james garner?
      • 7 Years Ago
      hahaha... Newman anyone? And at least we all knew who Paul Newman was/is!!!!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Let him hit the wall a couple of times. That will knock the cockiness out of him.
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