August 31st , 2012 10:01 am Leave a comment

Actor Jason Clarke promotes latest film at BMS


BRISTOL — Australian actor Jason Clarke has promoted television and film projects before, but nothing quite like his duties this past Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Photo courtesy of The Weinstein Company
Australian actor Jason Clarke, right, prepares to film a scene alongside Shia LeBeouf, left, in the film, “Lawless,” which debuted Aug. 29. Clarke and LeBeouf play two of three Bondurant brothers involved in a moonshine operation in Virginia during the days of Prohibition.

Himself an open wheel, Lotus Cup driver, Clarke, who stars alongside Hollywood heavyweights, Shia LaBeouf and Tom Hardy, in the new film Lawless did his work inside a Ford pace car, leading the NASCAR Sprint Cup field to the starting line during the Irwin Tools Night Race at BMS.

“I loved it,” Clarke said in an interview Saturday with the STAR. “I didn’t go fast enough, and I didn’t do enough laps. That was my only gripe. I would love — we had a Ford and it was nice — but I would love to hammer down in something.”

Still, Clarke seemed wildly enthusiastic about his experience at Bristol.


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