LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski, you’re gonna need a bigger Ford.
The NASCAR stars are set to sink their teeth into their latest roles: campy cameos in “Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!” the third in the trilogy of the cult “Sharknado” series on the Syfy network.
Logano said Friday at Pocono Raceway he had never heard of “Sharknado” until he was approached about filming a scene at the March race at Fontana, California.
“I’m going to Hollywood,” Logano said. “I saw the whole NASCAR part. It’s pretty funny.”
Logano’s lone line: “That!”
“I freaking nailed it,” Logano said. “I did one hell of a job.”
What does his line mean?
“It looks like I’m about to die,” he said.
Keselowski and Logano, the 2015 Daytona 500 champion, are Sprint Cup teammates driving for owner Roger Penske.
Keselowski, the 2012 Sprint Cup champion, is in the trailer shouting “Oh, hell no!” as the impending shark storm approaches.
The original “Sharknado” erupted as a social-media and pop-culture phenomenon, mostly celebrated for its unwitting awfulness. The film depicted a weather aberration on the Southern California coast that caused bloodthirsty sharks to rain on hapless Angelenos.
“Sharknado 2: The Second One” featured many star turns, while “Today” personalities Matt Lauer and Al Roker provided poker-faced coverage of the raging disaster. “Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!: will air on Syfy on July 22n with a cast that includes Ian Ziering as Fin Shepard and “Big Lebowski” star Tara Reid as April.
“I just kind of went along with it and as I learned more about what it’s about, it became funnier to me,” Logano said.
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, talk show host Jerry Springer and actor David Hasselhoff are among the celebrities set to appear in the third “Sharknado.”
Logano said he had to apply to join the Screen Actors Guild for his participation in the movie.
“Everyone tune in,” a smiling Logano said.