Thats because Shatner is one of the celebs with a need for speed on ABCs Fast Cars & Superstars: Gillette Young Guns Celebrity Race premiering this Thursday (June 7).
The speedy showdown pairs 12 stars with pro NASCAR racers who prepare the celebs to race against one another in pro stock cars.
But while Shatner had driving experience behind the wheel of the massive U.S.S. Enterprise on Star Trek, his trekkie training didnt exactly prepare Captain Kirk for the racetrack.
Says Shatner: Theres tons of centrifugal force in the drivers seat of a stock car, but none in the Captains chair! I was frightened to death during the races, but I felt so alive, it was incredible!
Although Shatner became comfortable behind the wheel, he admits pro-skateboarder Tony Hawk gave him a run for his money on the speedway during Fast Cars.
He explains, His hand-eye coordination was superb so I had to find ways to retaliate. The better Tony and the other guys got at racing, the more stupidity I had to bring forth. My stupidity and erratic behavior were my intimidation tactics!
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