Sunday, August 15, 2010

Trace Adkins Gets Stuck

By now, you've probably seen the video of Trace Adkins trying to get into NASCAR legend Richard Petty's car. If you haven't, here it is:

As it turns out, the video only tells half of the story. When Trace co-hosted Country Countdown USA, he told Lon Helton, "Getting in it wasn't that difficult. Getting OUT was the hard part! I thought they were literally gonna have to cut the top off and get the jaws of life to get me out of there. I started to kind of panic cause I couldn’t get out of the dang car."

Actually, if you watch the video, you can see the main problem was there is no door. Drivers get in through the window. Getting out simply reverses the process. As Trace said, "There’s no room to maneuver to get out that window. You have to get out of the seat and turn and slide out on your back. It’s a young man’s game, I’ll tell you."

So the question is: Trace, how did they finally get you out? "Due to humiliation, I was not gonna remain stuck in that car. I was gonna claw my way out somehow. Finally I was able to wriggle my way out."

Trace Adkins co-hosted Country Countdown USA over the weekend of August 14-15. His new CD, "Cowboy's Back In Town," will be released on August 17.

LISTEN to Trace tell this story HERE: