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Frankie Muniz’s Hilarious “You All Just Know Me as a NASCAR Driver” Update Leaves Racing Fandom Reminiscing His On-Screen Brilliance

Published 03/15/2023, 6:40 AM EDT

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Frankie Muniz is quickly becoming one of the most adored stars in the NASCAR fraternity, with many fans taking a deep interest in his racing endeavors. The two-time Golden Globe Award nominee arguably rose to fame after his successful acting stint on Fox’s ‘Malcolm in the Middle’ as a child actor. Moreover, he also featured in a number of successful movies including ‘Agent Cody Banks’ and ‘Racing Stripes’ among others. After kicking off his stock car journey in 2021, Muniz will be driving the whole 2023 season with Rette Jones Racing in the ARCA Menards Series. Recently, the renowned Hollywood star’s hilarious update about predominantly being a “NASCAR driver” left racing fans reminiscing about his brilliant performances on the screen.

Frankie Muniz impressed fans on his debut with an 11th-place finish during the 80-lap race in Daytona a few weeks ago. However, his first race turned out to be a roller coaster ride as he made it up to the top three before falling back to the 24th spot after getting turned. However, luckily for Muniz, he ended up making his way back to 11th place in the last two laps. Now, Muniz’s recent sarcastic update on Twitter about his racing antics has left the fans acknowledging his commendable on-screen projects.

Fans recall Frankie Muniz’s acting brilliance


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The caption of a recent tweet by Frankie Muniz read, “I know this may be hard to believe because you all just know me as a NASCAR driver, but a long time ago before most of my competitors were born, I used to save the world. I did it twice. No biggie. It was actually 20 years ago today that Agent Cody Banks first premiered.”

The 37-year-old took a trip down memory lane as he revealed that his 2003 movie ‘Agent Cody Banks’ was released nearly two decades ago. However, Muniz broke the news by joking about being known as a NASCAR driver primarily, triggering some heartwarming responses from the fans.


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One of the enthused fans wrote, “My first thought was ‘is that Malcolm at Daytona?'”

Another fan wrote, “Can we get this man an Agent Cody Banks theme?” Here are some other reactions from the fans.


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Many fans looked back into the past and shared their stories about what Frankie Muniz’s movies meant to them. Some of the fans also showed a sense of shock after finding out Muniz turned into a ‘NASCAR driver’ 20 years later.


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Rohit Kumawat

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Rohit Kumawat is a Senior Author at EssentiallySports, covering multiple sports like NASCAR and NBA. Currently pursuing an MBA in Media and Business Management, Rohit holds a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. He has been working as a Sports and Entertainment writer for over two years.

Edited By: Ranvijay Singh