LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – In just a few short days theyâll be opponents on the track, but first, twoÂ NASCAR stars teamedÂ up to take on the First Order and have some Star Wars-style fun.
Drivers Ryan Blaney and Bubba Wallace spent Tuesday taking a behind the scenes tour of Star Wars: Galaxyâs EdgeÂ at Walt Disney Worldâs Hollywood Studios.
Blaney is a life-long Star Wars fan, even sporting a Star Wars tattoo on his right thigh.
He said heâs been waiting to finally see that new park in person.
“Saw Phantom MenaceÂ when it came out when I was about 7 years old and been hooked ever since,â Blaney said. “Like a kid in a candy store right now. Just wanting to see everything.”
Wallace admits heâs never been a Star Wars fanatic, but was clearly enjoying the details of the new park as the duo rode both the attractions in Galaxy’s Edge, Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.
âThat was cool,â said Wallace getting off of Smugglerâs Run. “I didn’t do too great. The first time I was a pilot by myself and they told me to hit the brakes, but I didn’t have any breaks so I ran into the, whatever it was.”
The duo will both compete Sunday at the Daytona 500 and said they are bothÂ eager to get to the track.