NASCAR driver Tony Stewart is making good use of his nickname Smoke in new videos inspired by the 1970s classic Smokey and the Bandit. The original is one of the quintessential automotive movies of its era with a fantastic combination of slapstick comedy and great car stunts in a Pontiac Firebird Trans Am. If you've never seen it, check it out immediately.

In the new six-part Smoke IS the Bandit web series, Stewart takes on the role of Burt Reynolds' famous character complete with huge mustache. But instead of trying to smuggle cases of Coors beer it's Mobil 1 oil. The series promises to recreate many of the famous scenes from the movie and includes cameos from other NASCAR drivers.

To complete the look, future videos just need a quality replacement for a young Sally Field to ride shotgun. It would also be really cool if Reynolds could make a brief appearance at some point. Scroll down to check out the trailer and the first episode in the series.




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      justgoawaymad
      • 9 Months Ago
      Ah come on that's funny!!!! But then u have to be old enough to appreciate smoky and the bandit.
      Lurker
      • 9 Months Ago
      For a brief second I thought "Did the Police have an album named 'Sirens'?". Then he put in the second tape. LOL - that part WAS funny. Where can I get "more police sirens"?
      Surtur
      • 9 Months Ago
      Danica as Sally Fields!
      mylexicon
      • 9 Months Ago
      Fun advertising concept, but they didn't hire a script writer and it shows. How can they put self-deprecating humor into a show that is already a light-hearted self-deprecating homage/parody? Making fun of yourself for making a parody? Not the best humor concept I've seen.
      mdonohue
      • 9 Months Ago
      This looks like they saw the 2-part Fast and Loud Bandit car episodes with a cameo of Burt himself and said "we can do that, too!"
      Bill Coulter
      • 9 Months Ago
      I guess they couldn't find 1977 T/A?
      • 9 Months Ago
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      fordskydog
      • 9 Months Ago
      Don't jump the shark, Tony.
      svntsvn
      • 9 Months Ago
      Danica will be Sally Fields part, easily as she is on the Stewart/Haas Team. Harvick will be in on it, so will Kurt Busch. Craven was ok, but Hermie Sadler stole that scene. 1st video was weak, Beat the crap out that car SMOKE, stop driving it like a wuss
      chi-town-andy
      • 9 Months Ago
      Break a leg Smoke! Too soon?
      evilleo22
      • 9 Months Ago
      COOOOOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRNNNNNNNNNYYYYYYYYYYYY! But I do love Smokey and the Bandit movies. Better to use the 77-78 T/A. Better front end :)
      Termin8
      • 9 Months Ago
      Won't be "great" but it looks like it may be at least worth watching for anyone who was a fan of the original. Would be better with the original music instead of a cover.
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