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Who says die-cast are just for race fans? After two crazy weeks at Daytona International Speedway for the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series™ kickoff we learned there are die-cast fans everywhere.

That’s right, everywhere

From the race track to Los Angeles, from New York City to Nashville, some of the entertainment world’s biggest names spoke to the media this week about\ their love for NASCAR, and most importantly their love for die-cast.

In an interview with Alan Cavanna February 21, Curtis James Jackson III, better known as rapper 50 Cent – whose headphones company SMS Audio is an associate sponsor for Swan Racing, admitted he was a collector.

“I should not buy as many cars as I do, but we all have our imperfections,” 50 Cent told Cavanna with a smile.

Mr. Cent, we don’t consider it an imperfection, in fact we think it is one of the best hobbies around.

And then you have country superstar Luke Bryan, who adorned Brad Keselowski’s hood last season. In the media center at Daytona he told reporters it’s “amazing” to have his face on a Lionel Racing die-cast through
Miller Lite.

If we can be honest Mr. Bryan, a lot of female race fans and employees at Lionel Racing think it is pretty “amazing” too. Just ask those who purchased your die-cast and have it displayed on their desks!

So this week at Daytona was proof that die-cast is more than just a collector’s item for die-hard race fans but even celebrities non-NASCAR celebrities.

Oh, and Mr. Bryan and “Mr. Cent” – if we can hook you up with any other die-cast, please feel free to let us know.