Jay Leno says 'race car driving is like sex' at Coca-Cola 600, fans enjoy his 'dad jokes'

Leno, who is known for his unrivaled car collection and passion for all things fast, was in his element among the Charlotte racing crowd on May 30


                            Jay Leno says 'race car driving is like sex' at Coca-Cola 600, fans enjoy his 'dad jokes'
Jay Leno was the grand marshal at the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte on May 30 (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for David Lynch Foundation)

Legendary talk show host Jay Leno is an avid car collector and that is a fact few can dispute. He is also a racing fan and interestingly, has been an honorary pace car driver for the Indianapolis 500. Recently, while serving as grand marshal for the 62nd running of the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday, May 30, at Charlotte Motor on Speedway, Leno was joined by Kevin Eubanks, his former musical director on 'The Tonight Show', to say the most famous words in motorsports—'Drivers, Start Your Engines'.

The longtime friends and television stars, who have worked together for 15 years on 'The Tonight Show,' will also debut a new network comedy series, ‘You Bet Your Life,' on FOX this fall. Tyson Fury, Pitbull, Tony Robbins, Christian McCaffrey and Joe Brady also joined them as co-marshals at the NASCAR Cup series' longest race. Charlotte Motor Speedway hosted a NASCAR Cup Series race on May 30. What channel is the NASCAR race on? The race is the 15th of the NASCAR Cup Series 2021 season and Fox or FS1 has been the channel for all 15 races. Watch The Coca-Cola 600 on FS1 at 6 pm. For those wanting to live stream, Fox Sports Go and fuboTV are your two options.

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The response to Leno's presence was being debated thoroughly on social media platforms. Viewers can't seem to forget how the talk show host in 2020 got into trouble for making fun of the Asian community on 'America's Got Talent'. As previously mentioned, Leno, who is known for his unrivaled car collection and passion for all things fast, was in his element among the Charlotte crowd on May 30.

“These kinds of fans are great,” Leno said. “It’s great fun here, because people come up and right away, they start talking about cars. That’s why I’m glad I don’t play a doctor on TV, because people would come up to me and say, ‘Can you look at this thing?’ Well, I’m not really a doctor." “Since I like cars, I’ve had a conversation with half a dozen people about what they’re driving. It’s a lot of fun. I really enjoy it. It’s a lot of fun to be here."

While talking about his Indy 500 stint, he also made this very vivid joke: "For starters, race car driving is like sex; all guys think they are good at it." After waiting for the chuckles in the room to die down, he quipped, " You just have to talk to the person in the other seat to really know how it is."

Fans took to Twitter to share their views on Leno's role as marshal. Here's what they said. "Jay Leno out his garage to give command at nascars 600 mile race in Charlotte," said a fan. "I respect Jay Leno. No matter how much money he got, or how famous he is. Dude is always dressed comfortable. At the most he might put on a polo. But always jeans. I strive to give as few fucks as he does," said a second. "I'm enjoying myself. its funny in a dad joke type of way. the racing is good and my only real complaint is the amount of commercials and that one period where we didn’t see the race because of jay leno," a third chipped in.



 

 



 

 



 

 

"Anyone can watch the driver pov's for the entire race through the FOX and NASCAR apps. Everyone was spaced apart and no important battles were missed. Again.. I loved the laughs Jay Leno provided us," a Twitter user said. "This just in. Jay Leno is not a racecar driver according to Jay Leno," one said. ""Race car driving is like sex, all guys think they're good at it" -Jay Leno," one viewer said, clearly unable to forget the comparison. One viewer thought he saw too much of the comedian as he tweeted: "I tuned in to watch the Coca-Cola 600, not the Jay Leno show sprinkled in with some ads."

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

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