VIDEO: Ronnie Mund Autographs an Outdated Photo at a NASCAR Event in Las Vegas
“I looked at it and went, ‘Who the fuck is this movie star?’” Howard laughsOctober 17, 2022
Ronnie Mund is a well-known fan of race car driving, but at a NASCAR event in Las Vegas on Friday, fans of Howard’s longtime limo driver actually showed up to collect autographs of him. “I drove the pace car, also,” Ronnie boasted on Monday before explaining he’d participated in the pre-race autograph session with several different drivers, including his famous friend Kurt Busch.
After seeing it, Howard was shocked by the publicity photo Ronnie had chosen. “I looked at it and went, ‘Who the fuck is this movie star?’” Howard laughed, explaining the photo was 15 years old and showed Ronnie with dark hair and no mustache. “He looked good … He looked like Tom Cruise.”
Co-host Robin Quivers wondered whether the outdated photo confused autograph collectors. “They walked past Ronnie looking for this guy [in the photo],” she joked.
“Nobody ever said anything … They just say thank you and they keep on walking, you know?” Ronnie insisted, explaining he’d signed nearly a whole box of 8×10 photos, much to his fans’ delight.
“Wow, that was a successful appearance,” Howard remarked.
“It was fun. We had a good time,” Ronnie agreed.
Howard wondered if all the people asking for Ronnie’s autograph even knew who Ronnie was. “A lot of people who go to these events, they’re like, ‘Hey, that guy over there is giving out pictures … I’m going to get me one,’” Howard mused.
Robin, meanwhile, imagined some racing fans saw the 72-year-old standing next to 2017 Daytona 500 winner Kurt Busch and assumed he was simply the NASCAR star’s father, if not some sort of old-timey race car pioneer.
“They were like, ‘Hey look, it’s Henry Ford – the inventor of the automobile,’” Howard agreed with a laugh.