NASCAR: Watch Matthew McConaughey Deliver Epic Command to Start Texas Race

by Will Shepard

The legend of Matthew McConaughey refuses to relent. His saying, “Alright, alright, alright,” will definitely live on even after he passes on. And most recently, the hardworking actor got to start the NASCAR Cup Series race at COTA in Austin, Texas.

Along with being an Academy Award-winning actor, an author, a professor at the University of Texas, he is an avid sports fan. Not only does he love NASCAR, but he is a die hard football fan as well.

So, is there a better way to kickstart the race in Austin, Texas, than have McConaughey deliver the command? Doing the command start for the race is arguably one of the highest honors the racing world has. Considering how hot the sport is in Texas, he was the perfect choice.

His command to have the NASCAR drivers start their engines was incredible. More importantly, it was quintessential Matthew McConaughey.

He began with his patented “Alright, alright, alright.” Then he launched into the command start. “Yes sir, yes ma’am, this you already know. That’s three green lights.” He counts off the green lights with his fingers, “One, two, three, in a row. You know. [Are] you ready? You know you want to go. Good thing the rubber is already on the road.”

Full of rhymes, the actor continued with the command start. “Drivers,” he shouted, “Start your engines.” What an iconic way to start the race! If you didn’t get to watch this live, NASCAR has you covered. They posted the video of McConaughey’s command to their Twitter page.

Nascar Had an Incredibly Wet Start to Its Race Weekend

The rain was intense yesterday, May 22, at the Circuit of The Americas. More importantly, the NASCAR Cup Series track is still wet today.

Drivers and their teams are having to pull out all the stops to make sure that they are as safe as possible. While extremely dangerous, wet racing, however, is incredibly gripping for fans. Crashes are typically more prominent as drivers have a harder time seeing.

“Some of it’s going to depend on the elements,” Dave Rogers, crew chief for Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 18 Toyota in the Xfinity Series, said according to “If it’s raining and it looks like it’s going to rain during the race, then that’s just as unique as a dirt race at Bristol.”

Nonetheless, it is making for an exciting race day at the COTA in Austin, Texas. Matthew McConaughey’s incredible command start was the perfect way to start the NASCAR race.