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FORT WORTH, Texas (April 13, 2016) – Texas Motor Speedway will serve as the backdrop for the NASCAR-themed episode of Thursday evening’s The Dude Perfect Show on CMT.

The Dude Perfect crew of Tyler Toney, Garrett Hilbert, Cody Jones and twin brothers Coby and Cory Cotton filmed at Texas Motor Speedway during last November’s AAA Texas 500 NASCAR tripleheader weekend that included guest appearances by drivers as well as Dude Perfect in an honorary race role. The episode, which airs at 9:30 p.m. ET/8:30 p.m. CT, is the second in the show’s debut season for the five Texas A&M University friends that became YouTube sensations over seven years ago with incredible basketball trick shots.

This episode revolves around Dude Perfect being named by Texas Motor Speedway to drive the honorary pace car for the O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge XFINITY Series race on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015. With only one seat up for grabs, Toney and Hilbert have some fierce competition to determine who will drive the Chevrolet Camaro official pace car that will lead the XFINITY Series field to the green flag.

Hilbert ultimately prevails, but the Camaro has a stick shift and he needs to enlist the likes of NASCAR drivers Chase Elliott and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. to get him situated for his honorary role.

This was not Dude Perfect’s first visit to Texas Motor Speedway as the two have collaborated on four YouTube videos dating to a New Year’s Eve Ball Drop in 2012 that have resulted in more than a combined 14 million views.

The most viewed came in 2013 when Texas Motor Speedway invited Dude Perfect to take part in their annual media day, which includes visits by drivers in all three NASCAR national series and the Verizon IndyCar Series. Following the formal portion of the day, Stenhouse Jr. and fellow NASCAR drivers Travis Pastrana and James Buescher were joined by INDYCAR’s James Hinchcliffe for a basketball trick-shot challenge on the 24-degree corner banking of the world-renowned speedway. Stenhouse Jr. won the competition among the drivers that earned more than 9.6 million views on YouTube. (Click here to watch.)

Other Dude Perfect YouTube videos of note filmed at Texas Motor Speedway were “Insane Trick Shots – Supertramp Style with Dude Perfect” (2.3 million views) and “Behind The Scenes - Insane Trick Shots with Dude Perfect” (2 million views).

About the author

The Texas Motor Speedway Media Relations Department is located on the 6th floor of The Speedway Club outside of Turn 1 of the speedway. 

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