"My initial reaction was, why do they want me? Because I'm certainly not a good actor, and I don't have a Hollywood face by any means. When I go to the beach, whales gather around."
-- NASCAR Sprint Cup star Jeff Burton, on receiving the call to make a guest appearance on the ABC daytime soap opera General Hospital.
Burton's episode will air on Wednesday (March 18) at 2 p.m. (Central) on WFAA/Ch. 8 in the Fort Worth/Dallas area. The show is also scheduled to air on SoapNet at 9 p.m. (Central). ESPN The Magazine was on set with Burton. Go here for a story and behind-the-scenes video.
According to ABC, in the story line, Burton visits neighborhood tavern Jake's where he has a conversation with bartender Coleman (Blake Gibbons) when Dr. Patrick Drake (Jason Thompson) arrives and despite being a motorsports enthusiast, the neurosurgeon does not recognize Burton and a comedic exchange ensues.