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Autobots in NASCAR... who knew? Click above to watch the video after the jump

Excuse us if we're not all that excited about Transformers 3. The novelty of seeing fantastically animated versions of the toys we played with as youngsters died off right about the same time an SR 71 Blackbird turned into old man Decepticon in T2. But hey, at least we can consider watching any movie featuring Megan Fox. Oh wait, she was replaced.

You know what could get us jacked for T3? NASCAR Transformers.

We kid, of course, but it appears we're going to receive exactly that – Autobots with numbers on the doors – even if we didn't ask for them. Hit the jump to watch the latest commercial for the July blockbuster. We're told the ad was aired during the Daytona 500... can't say we were watching. Then again, if NASCAR allows Jimmie Johnson's car to be fitted like the T3 car pictured above, they'd have our attention in 2012.

[Source: YouTube]



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      • 4 Years Ago
      "We're told the ad was aired during the Daytona 500... can't say we were watching."

      I couldn't imagine an Autoblog writer would ever lower himself to watch such a thing anyway. Especially when they're busy giving up-to-the minute updates of what's going on in Formula 1, or touting their love for hybrid vehicles. Psshhhh, NASCAR is for feeble minded peasants anway.

      /sarcasm
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      Anyone else tired of this? Autoblog, we understand you might not like NASCAR, but insulting the sport every time you mention it is far from professional. Especially when you tout your love for Formula 1 to a disturbing level and glorify Bernie Ecclestone down to the last hair on his taint.

      We get it. You like to come off as fancy and classy by showing how much you love F1 and how much you dislike NASCAR. So enough is enough. Let's see some better journalism.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Well said, I have a hard time taking Autoblog seriously when it comes to anything they post regarding motorsports.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yes, also tired of it. Very well put Chris. People who think NASCAR is too boring either have seen only the short-oval races (I admit I don't like those) or also require some extreme fetishes.

        I stopped reading Engadget because they insisted on foisting their leftist views on us in way too many posts... OK, I get it, you guys are in San Francisco, home of lots of those fetishists. Wait, I'm in SF too (half time resident) and I still like NASCAR and more centrist politics. Hmm.

      • 4 Years Ago
      yea ...like i'm the only one that feels that way...lol just because your in love with the male star..lol
      • 4 Years Ago
      I am waiting for July blockbuster movie. I saw trailer It was awe-some.
      Half Vampire Half Werewolf
      Mesothelioma claims
      • 4 Years Ago
      What self-respecting Transformer would pick the Impala-stickered NASCAR body? Is it just so he can be even more anonymous among all the identical cars?
        • 4 Years Ago
        RickyBobby-tron
        • 4 Years Ago
        Stunticons maybe?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Please just tell me that's not intended to be Mirage. I don't think his "high society" character would mix well with the NASCAR image.
        • 4 Years Ago
        My guess?

        Grimlock and the Dinobots.

        "Me Grimlock want to munch metal!"
        • 4 Years Ago
        Well technically they're all the same just with stickers so They could've been Ford Fusions and Toyo Camry's for all we care.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Monte Carlo is not in production anymore , so Impala it is for NASCAR.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Another movie to skip.
      • 4 Years Ago
      common why dont you arent excited is an awsome movie series cars robots guns war or tell you prefer to see hanna montana
      • 4 Years Ago
      So does the NASCAR Transformer only fight enemies to the left?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yes but if he hits a Decepticon below the yellow line he gets black flagged and has to take a free punch.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yes, primarily by crashing into them in spectacular fashion but with no finesse.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I watched the Top Gear last night and I think they should have Amber Heard as the new transformer girl.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I did to, but she'd probably spend the whole movie macking on the GIRLS.

        Wait, I'd watch that too.
        • 4 Years Ago
        She has fantastic legs which is just as well, she was a bit slow a round the track. Clarkson was like a dribbling 14 year old school boy but who could blame him!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hmmm... Less boom than the 2nd movie's superbowl and such commercials...

      Maybe this one can live up to the 1st... If not I hope it's at least better than the second. The 1st was a great movie, the second was complete trash...
      • 4 Years Ago
      BOOM PEW PEW BOOBS BOOM BOOM EXPLOSIONS CAMERAMAN WITH PARKINSONS BOOM
        • 4 Years Ago
        You got a problem with that?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Some people take this stuff way too seriously. It's a summer action flick with some comedy sprinkled in, what do you expect? It's not like it is tricking you into watching it by disguising itself as a romantic comedy (guy meets girl, girl is hesitant, but guy wins her over with his goofiness, then he does something stupid and she leaves, but then guy wins her back with some beautiful, grand gesture).

        The movie business is an industry. The industry makes a product. If you like the product, you purchase, if you don't like the product, apparently you have to make sarcastic comments on internet message forums as if anyone else cares that you don't like said product.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I'm a TF fan and I still laughed


        Ease up guys
        • 4 Years Ago
        Well, if I were to waste about 120 minutes of my life, then I would want to watch something more educated than random explosions and car chases.
        Carlos
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Blackemblem

        Its a movie about giant robots from outer space who talk. If you're looking for an oscar winning plot line, acting, etc...THIS IS NOT THE MOVIE FOR YOU
      • 4 Years Ago
      I saw the others , I'll see this one too . Any good CGI I make sure I see it at the theater.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Whose that flat chested girl? o_O
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