Cena advances to tonight's 'Fast Cars' semi-finals
WWE Champion John Cena is proving he's not only The Champ in the ring, but on the racetrack, too. He's moved onto the semi-finals of Fast Cars and Superstars -- The Gillette Young Guns Celebrity Race on ABC.
On tonight's episode, Cena, musician Jewel, NFL Super Bowl-winning head coach Bill Cowher and volleyball great and model Gabrielle Reece will compete in the Accuracy Challenges, guided by Gillette Young Gun Jamie McMurray. Three celebrities will move on to Sunday's finals.
"I think something crazy will happen. Everyone wants to win. I don't know of anyone who isn't in a competitive sport -- I go play putt putt and I want to win," said McMurray, the Gillette Young Gun driver of the No. 26 Crown Royal Ford.
"That's just the way it is. I would say all of these athletes want to win. I hope it gets crazy. That's why I'm here," McMurray said.
On Sunday's episode, Gillette Young Gun Kasey Kahne led four of the semi-finalists through Accuracy Challenges. Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk, former NFL Super Bowl champion John Elway and seven-time world all-around rodeo champion Ty Murray advanced to the finals. Legendary surfer Laird Hamilton was eliminated.
Kahne said so far, the amateur celebrity stock car drivers have been fearless on the Lowe's Motor Speedway track in Concord, N.C.
"I don't think you'll see much of that [fear]. Maybe just trying to figure out how to do it or thinking before they get in, but once they're in the car and make a couple laps it'll be more, I think, excitement and wanting to go faster then any type of fear," said Kahne, the Gillette Young Gun driver of the No. 9 Dodge Dealers Dodge.
Gillette Young Gun Carl Edwards, Cena's NASCAR mentor during the first round, said he believes The Champ has a shot at being the Fast Cars and Superstars winner, but he's up against tough competition.
"I think he's got what it takes. The problem is just, you know, Jewel -- she's just this cute, little blonde," said Edwards, driver of the No. 99 Office Depot Ford.
"She seems unassuming, but she had it, too, man. I could see it in her eyes. She really wants to win this thing. I think it's going to be tough between those two," Edwards said.
Fast Cars and Superstars -- The Gillette Young Guns Celebrity Race airs tonight at 8 ET. The one-hour finale airs Sunday at 7 p.m. ET. Stay tuned to WWE.com for updates on Cena's performance in Fast Cars and Superstars. For more information about the show, visit GYGTV.com.
Don't forget! Cena will be a special guest host on FSN's Best Damn Sports Show Period tonight and tomorrow. More laughs are surely in order, as John Salley is a host on the show, and last week, Cena outperformed Salley on Fast Cars and Superstars, knocking Salley out of the competition. Tune in at 11 p.m. ET tonight and tomorrow to check it out.