By Official Release
June 22, 2011 3:02 PM, EDT
Carl Edwards, Joey Logano, Tony Stewart and Brian Vickers will pull double-duty of sorts, playing themselves in Sunday's episode of the A&E drama, The Glades. When the show debuted in 2010, it was the most-watched and highest-rated original drama series telecast ever for the network.
Set to air Sunday at 10 p.m. ET on A&E, the episode explores the murder investigation of Cole Hunter, the fictitious mechanic for NASCAR driver Trey Lancer. In his search for the truth, Jim Longworth -- played by Matt Passmore -- centers much of his attention around the NASCAR garage, where he meets Edwards, Logano, Stewart and Vickers.
Filmed earlier this year, the NASCAR scenes were shot at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
"Shooting The Glades was a really cool experience," Logano said. "To see Homestead-Miami Speedway turned into a Hollywood movie set was certainly interesting. I can promise you this: I won't be quitting my day job anytime soon. The show did an amazing job making the set and garage area look authentic. I know we had The Home Depot Toyota there, the extras were in our crew shirts and we even had our tool box in the garage stall. They did their best to make it look as real as possible and I think the NASCAR fans will appreciate that."
In its second season on A&E, The Glades is based on a Chicago detective forced to move to South Florida after being falsely accused of sleeping with his captain's wife. Assuming his job with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement will afford him a more relaxing lifestyle, Longworth actually finds things more complicated than he had ever imagined.