How does Mars Chocolate celebrate the return of Crispy M&M’s? They recreate the classic Days of Thunder trailer, that’s how. Kyle Busch steps in the shoes of Cole Trickle, Tom Cruise‘s character, while his wife Samantha Busch attempts to fill Nicole Kidman’s long legs as Dr. Claire Lewicki.
2015 marks the 25th anniversary of the Paramount Pictures classic, Days of Thunder, that was an instant NASCAR fan favorite. The trailer remake was filmed on location in Charlotte by NASCAR Productions, featuring No. 18 M&M’s Crispy Toyota driver Kyle Busch, his wife Samantha, Busch’s new crew chief Adam Stevens, and Coach Joe Gibbs of Joe Gibbs Racing.
“Days of Thunder is hands down my favorite movie, and M&M’S® Crispy is my favorite flavor M&M’S®, so to pay homage to both of those legends is amazing,” said Busch, 30 time winner in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. “I’ve seen Days of Thunder more than 100 times, so when I saw the script for the shoot, I was blown away. I can’t wait for fans’ reactions once they watch the new M&M’S® Crispy-themed Days of Thunder video.”
M&M’s Crispy Days of Thunder Bloopers
Kyle Busch, if you’re reading this, please don’t quit your day job.