the top 5 best nascar commercials of 2007

As the NASCAR season winds down I got to thinking about commercials. More specifically, which ones were my favorite and now, without further adieu, I give you my list of the top 5 2007 NASCAR commercials. From fifth to first:

5.) Dale Jr. & The Desert Mutants (Budweiser) — This is by far Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s best commercial acting job to date. He’s funny and I don’t know why he doesn’t give in and host Saturday Night Live, he couldn’t be worse than LeBron James was awhile ago. I’m just sayin’. View video below or click here.


4.) Toyota Pit Pass (Toyota) — It seems like every year NASCAR and those that cover it are trying to figure out more ways to get the fans close to the action. This Toyota commercial seems to take that idea to the extreme by allowing fans to ride along with their favorite drivers, or should I say hover above their favorite drivers, going 180 mph. It’s funny (sad?)because it seems like this could actually happen one day when NASCAR exhausts all other options for fan integration. View the video below or click here.


3.) Dale Jarrett & his dad Ned (UPS) — I like Dale Jarrett in general and the series of “Race The Truck” commercials have been great, but this is my hands down favorite from this year. Dale’s dad Ned makes a cameo in this UPS commercial posing as his son and hilarity ensues. View the video “Imposter” at UPSRacing.com

2.) Michael Waltrip’s Fan Letters (NAPA Auto Parts) — Michael Waltrip is such a character and I love him for it. I love this commercial because they were able to take their lemons and make some seriously funny lemonade! He hasn’t had the best season, that’s a huge understatement, and to have the ability to make fun of yourself in spite of that is awesome. View the video below or click here.


1.) Lauren Wallace (Geico) — My favorite line from this commercial is “I didn’t say I wouldn’t go fishing with the man.” Cracks me up every time. This ad is the best because of so many things but for the most part it’s the direction, which reminds me of a Wes Anderson movie (Check out The Royal Tenenbaums or Rushmore) and of course the star is Lauren himself. This kid should totally get his own show, I mean the Geico cavemen have their own sitcom, why not Lauren? View the video below or click here.


6 Comments

  1. November 2, 2007 at 5:01 PM ·

    What about Jamie McMurray, Kasey Kahne and the rabbit in the Nextel ad? Jamie’s deadpan delivery of, “No, that’s sleight-of-hand… get me a bunny” is great. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VE4jPYaeTFM

    I also really like the Wrigley’s commercials with the clueless interviewer, Dick Casper. I’m not sure I ever saw them on TV but thank goodness for the internet! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJrhzEnqZDc

  2. November 6, 2007 at 4:56 AM ·

    Gotta love Lauren

  3. November 7, 2007 at 2:50 AM ·

    My favs are Dale and Ned, and Lauren the Wallace!

  4. November 8, 2007 at 9:48 PM ·

    Lauren’s the one. Good stuff.

  5. November 9, 2007 at 10:13 AM ·

    The top 2 are the best hands down. I also liked the Sunoco one with Tony Stewart where he climbs the shelf in the supermarket. Was that this year or last? This season is too long.

  6. November 9, 2007 at 10:27 AM ·

    Mike, you’re so right, this season is too long I had to double check to make sure that Dale Jr. commercial was from this year. I get ‘em all mixed up… But I agree the Tony in the Supermarket is a good one and I agree with Sasha on the Jamie McMurray slight of hand magic trick. I would have to give that one an honorable mention.