Justin Timberlake's car wins Indy 500
May 30th, 2011
02:26 PM ET

Justin Timberlake's car wins Indy 500

Fresh off his "Saturday Night Live" ratings high, Justin Timberlake has scored another victory: The car sponsored by his William Rast clothing line won yesterday's Indy 500.

"What a Memorial Day weekend! The William Rast car just won the Indy 500!!!!" the singer, who founded the fashion label with childhood pal Trace Ayala in 2006, tweeted yesterday.

Racing vet Dan Wheldon was behind the wheel of Timberlake's car at the Indianapolis, Indiana, event and ultimately took home the Borg-Warner Trophy. For his part, JT couldn't be more thrilled.

"Congrats to Dan Wheldon, the WR racing team and everyone else who put in the hard work for this victory!" he tweeted. "Unreal!"


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  1. benh tri

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    May 28, 2012 at 5:09 am | Report abuse |
  2. Brit 63

    I think it was Bryan Herta's car not Justin Timberlake's. It was just one of his companies that paid to have their name on the car.

    May 31, 2011 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  3. charlie crack

    Can we all say @icantbelieveisnotbutter is a racist, ignorant, non vocabulary having, no intelligence to even equal a rat dumb @ss idiot??? Raise your hand....1,2,3 um ok everyone said "YES"! Phuck off!

    May 31, 2011 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Joe

    No body's better at speed racing than black folkes, dodging them bullets flying by those drive-by's. I know. I used to live in the hood. Them folkes do the best donuts too.

    May 31, 2011 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  5. i cant believe i cant spell

    Let's follow up on the new entry! Hmmmm.
    "Typeing". There you go again. You just didn't learn, did you. "Taning". That would be two n's. It appears that any word that ends in -ing is causing you some difficulties. Thus, I would guess it was a "Crack Pipe"!! See ya fool!

    May 31, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Joe

    Is Dannica married? She sure is beautiful.

    May 31, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  7. LnL608

    @i cant believe its not butter- Seriously? You talk about rednecks when you should go back to school and learn how to spell! I can promise you that if you got behind the wheel of one of those cars we'd be taking bets to see what you would pass out from first- g force or heat! Get a life and an education!

    May 31, 2011 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • i cant believe is not butter

      Big deal! So I spelled racing wrong...I'm typeing fast at work...kiss my ass! And racing is not a sport..there's no black people in racing there for is not a sport..lol....dam rednecks and their so called sports..bunch of drunks watching numm nutttsss go around and around wile seating in the sun taning their necks...lol

      May 31, 2011 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  8. i cant believe i cant spell

    Also, "driveing" is not a basic mistake. Apparently you missed the part about dropping the vowel from the end of a verb when conjugating to an action. Was that lesson going down when u wuz hittin the pipe?

    May 31, 2011 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  9. i cant believe i cant spell

    "Raceing"?? "nither"??
    What a nutbar! Go back to school bro! Just another jig that seems to have dropped out early. GED an option?? Keep on pumpin them chubby white chicks, buddy!!

    May 31, 2011 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  10. i cant believe is not butter

    These rednecks are not running or throwing a ball krag! Nor jumping or stretching....these renecks are driveing,,,yes driveing! When I'm on my vette driveing and hauling ass I don't consider my self playing a sport and these redneck driver go to the gym to impress the redneck huchhhyyy running around the pits......ps.dam red necks

    May 31, 2011 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  11. Dave

    Arabs throw acid in womens faces for not wearing a veil and conduct "virginity tests"

    May 31, 2011 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  12. meca

    Just be happy no one was hurt because racing is a dangerous sport so thank GOD everyone is ok...i still wish Danica would have won it for us ladies though

    May 31, 2011 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  13. krag

    For those that have all the answers but know nothing. This was the Indy 500 not the NASCAR Brickyard 400. There are no rednecks driving Indy cars. These are men and women from all over the world. This form of racing does not attrack the cammo wearing Bud light crowd. If racing is not a sport why do the drivers have gyms and some have trainers along with them..As some one stated the drivers lose up to 10 lbs during the race. Losing hydration drains your muscles power. If youve ever seen the end of a race the drivers are out of breath and look like theyve run a marithon which they have. In most every sport you get a break. In football most players play only half the game. Racing has no O or D or even half time .these drivers play the whole game

    May 31, 2011 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  14. ELMO RIFFCAN

    Justin Timberlake,is he the basketball player?He-He!

    May 31, 2011 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  15. Snort Farmer

    sport Verb: Wear or display: "sporting a mustache". Noun: An activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others.

    Driving for long periods of time even at highway speeds can wear a body out. The team keeps the car going and tries to out time/configure/fuel etc the other teams and the driver is the "ball" that the whole team works ther butts off to get thru the "goal" (checkered flag). The car is the drivers tool. Looks like a sport to me.

    May 31, 2011 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  16. C Hop

    If you know anything about racing, you know this is how it goes. Racing is racing, it happens all the time. Happened in Nascar with Dale Jr. as well. If you got 1st, it's because you are the first person to take the checkered flag. If other people have problems, good for you. I'll take the win.

    May 31, 2011 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |
  17. Robertt Warner

    Sport?

    May 31, 2011 at 7:13 am | Report abuse |
  18. charlie crack

    Danica Patrick should have won.....(just a joke). @come on is right though. And Dan Wheldon is very good as well, just had luck off of someone elses problem.

    May 31, 2011 at 7:04 am | Report abuse |
  19. Bel

    The Indy 500 is the greatest spectacle in racing. You have to observe it 'live' once, and then you're hooked forever.

    May 31, 2011 at 7:01 am | Report abuse |
  20. bobbydevine

    Gates opened this morning at 6:00 am and was signified by a Military Bomb being released on the hour. http://bit.ly/lU1ipL

    May 31, 2011 at 3:46 am | Report abuse |
  21. Gigantic

    This guy and Tom Brady sold their souls to the same guy.

    May 31, 2011 at 2:48 am | Report abuse |
  22. bring it !!

    Let's booze it up! Hit the sauce! Let's get bombed! Wayne and I iz gonna pump each others plump rump with our tiny stumps!!

    May 31, 2011 at 1:25 am | Report abuse |
  23. eufauxria

    Love JT. Talented with an awesome sense of humor.

    May 31, 2011 at 1:05 am | Report abuse |
  24. racecardriver

    racing really can be considered a sport i drive a car at a local track here in the northwest and our mains are 50 laps and by that time im exhausted from wheeling the car around on the brink of losing control. also the heat from the engine and transmission is unbearable when you have a full firesuit helmet neck brace gloves and boots, when the weathers 100 degress out its bout 130 in car i personally have lost 10 lbs in a raceday

    May 31, 2011 at 1:01 am | Report abuse |
  25. Ken

    Now this proves N'Sync is better than NKOTB and The Backstreet Boys!

    May 31, 2011 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
  26. Sunshine Girl *

    Didnt even know JT was involved in racing. Wow! Doesnt surprize me though b/c hes involved in everything else it seems. Well maybe he can make a song about racing?

    May 30, 2011 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |
  27. racing is not a sport

    Really? The driver sits on his butt for a few hours and turns left. His tire man does more physical activity. Racing should not be on ESPN. Watch a real sport. Racing takes talent and practice but not athleticism.

    May 30, 2011 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • racing is a sport

      Have u ever been in a race car at 200 miles an hour. I have in the passengers seat for 5 laps. I had trouble even getting out of the car. Legs felt like jello. The amont g forces these guys endure fot 500 laps is amazing. U have no idea how hard it is. It is for sure a sport. So quit talking trash.

      May 30, 2011 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |
  28. ed Bailey

    Sure you say east coast girl! Does your Yugo even run. And when was the last time you built up stamina by jogging to the salon.

    May 30, 2011 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
  29. bigmike1

    Congrats Justin!

    May 30, 2011 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
  30. happy east coast girl

    Bunch of rednecks making a left turn for 500 miles. Not much of a sport.

    May 30, 2011 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  31. goldi*e

    He aight!my sister loves him!

    May 30, 2011 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
  32. godie

    His best song dat "my luv" joint!

    May 30, 2011 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  33. just in timber lake

    Amazing! If I was that guy, I'd always be to busy being knee deep is pu**y to care about anything else! Racing scmacing!

    May 30, 2011 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
  34. DOODOO

    What about the real race the 600 that was won by a real sponcer

    May 30, 2011 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bayleigh

      You are ridiculous! The Indy 500 is greatest race EVER and more people watched it than the 600. Dan Wheldon is a class act and the best Indy Car driver! Sunday was an amazing race!

      May 31, 2011 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  35. carlos E

    Strollin by and saw all these comments, get a life people.
    Jt's not that interesting, can't you see 2012 is around the corner:P LOL.

    May 30, 2011 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  36. wayne

    Don't hate,appreciate.....Cry me a river. wayne.

    May 30, 2011 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
  37. donna

    WHY GET UPSET BECAUSE SOME-ONE WINS YOU DO NOT LIKE? BE HAPPY EVERYONE DROVE AND NOBODY WAS HURT. NOW THATS A GOOD DAY IN RACING. YOUR GUY WILL WIN SOONER OR LATER.

    May 30, 2011 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Ted Nugent

    He looks like a hipster. I bet he only likes racing to be ironic.

    May 30, 2011 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  39. marlin

    It would b better to have your name written in Gods book of life

    May 30, 2011 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  40. J D Marks

    I wonder if the car was named Junk in the Box. J D Marks-Mora

    May 30, 2011 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Kenyon

    It may have looked like it fell in his lap but his team put his car in second to be able to win it. That was a one race team that beat the rest of the field

    May 30, 2011 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  42. sean

    I would like to see you race in the indy 500 and be in second place going into the final turn. see how easy it is. racing is a tough sport and it takes a special kind of person to do it. they make it look easy!

    May 30, 2011 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  43. ralphie

    Yes maria i agree! It was a simple win @ indy 500

    May 30, 2011 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  44. DizzyG

    Home boy cheated!!!

    May 30, 2011 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bayleigh

      Who cheated? How about getting your "facts" straight (check out the official statement by the head of the Izod Indy Car series or ever JR and Panther for that matter!). It was hard work, a great car and SKILL!

      May 31, 2011 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  45. antoinette

    Hey Justin. When is the next CD out?!

    May 30, 2011 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cute Bobby

      for real!!

      May 31, 2011 at 2:18 am | Report abuse |
    • geologyguy

      Don't hold your breath. Justin is probably realizing that there is more money in being popular (clothing lines,movies,etc.) Than there is in doing the music gig. Congrats to him and the team on the win.

      May 31, 2011 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  46. hammie

    This dude has in hand in everyhing, from cars to movies to even women.

    May 30, 2011 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
  47. maria

    Is there nothing he doesn't do

    May 30, 2011 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Come On

    "hard work"? ya I guess if you considering strolling past JR who crashed in front of him on the final turn hard work.

    May 30, 2011 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Glen Quagmire

      @Come On Dan Wheldon had to drive his ass off to even place second in the Indy 500. That's racing for you. I felt terrible for JR, but was happy he still placed second on THREE tires. Good win for Dan.

      May 30, 2011 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • i cant believe is not butter

      I dint know justin was a redneck!!!!!......indy 500...wwwttff!

      May 31, 2011 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Bayleigh

      Yes, qualifying 6, being in the top 5 ALL DAY and being fast ALL month was HARD work! Do you have any idea what you are talking about or did you just see the finish??? Dan has won before and finished 2nd twice- he is an excellent driver and it was a WELL DESERVED win!!!

      May 31, 2011 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stupid Responses

      so the driver that doesn't make bad decisions had it handed to him...I get it

      May 31, 2011 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |

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