Before making his way to Fontana this week, Roush Fenway Racing driver Jamie McMurray stopped in Hollywood, about 60 miles west of here, for a cameo appearance on the soap opera “Passions.”
McMurray visited the set, located in Studio City, Calif., on Wednesday and participated in one scene for an upcoming episode. He played himself – referred to in the script as a “real-life NASCAR driver” – in the episode scheduled to air Sept. 26. “It was a lot of fun shooting my scene,” McMurray said. “I think the best part about the shoot was how nice the people were on the set. It was pretty cool to be able to go behind the scenes and see how it was shot. “It’s amazing to think they shoot five days a week, and sometimes for up to 15 hours in one day. My part in the show was really quick and I only had a few lines to remember, but I have to admit I was pretty nervous when all the cameras were turned on. “What people don’t realize is that it isn’t just you and the other actors; it’s also like 20 other people behind the cameras. And, on top of that, I didn’t want to be the one to mess up the shoot.” He didn’t mess up, nailing his lines in one take.