Slayer will finally have a race car that matches the furious pace of their legendary speed metal attack. The band, in the midst of their final world tour, have teamed with Rick Ware Racing as the primary sponsors of the #54 entry at Saturday's (Aug. 17) Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway, with veteran driver J.J Yeley behind the wheel.
"It's exciting and awesome that Rick and the boys are wearing the Slayer banner making us a part of NASCAR history!" said Slayer bassist/singer Tom Araya in a statement, with guitarist Kerry King adding, "NASCAR racing and Slayer have a lot in common. Both are extremely fast, intense and aggressive. I can think of nothing more rad than seeing the Slayer logo on Rick's car with JJ behind the wheel. I'm sure Disciples of everyone involved will be completely stoked on the bond between these two fierce entities."