Patrick, Johnson, Elliott, Kahne lend voices to Nickelodeon cartoon

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Danica Patrick, Jimmie Johnson, Chase Elliott and Kasey Kahne have lent their voices to Nickelodeon’s popular animated preschool series Blaze and the Monster Machines.

The six-part series debuts its new season on May 30 at 1:30 p.m. ET/PT with “Race Car Superstar,” followed by “Race to Eagle Rock” on June 2, also at 1:30 p.m. ET/PT.

The other four episodes of the No. 1 rated preschool show on TV in its time slot will air later this year.

The series features Blaze, a “high-octane” monster truck, and his 8-year-old driver, A.J. The cartoon series isn’t just about fun: it’s also the first preschool show on TV to “comprehensively cover all areas of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) in every episode,” according to a media release.

In the first two episodes, Blaze visits VelocityVille, a racing town “where all the cars love to go fast,” and meets up with:

* Rally (voiced by Patrick), “a race car who is always first to the track and never misses a chance to hit the raceway.”

NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson records his guest appearance on Nickelodeon’s Blaze and the Monster Machines. Photo: Bob Leverone/Nickelodeon 2015 Viacom International Inc.
NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson records his guest appearance on Nickelodeon’s Blaze and the Monster Machines. Photo: Bob Leverone/Nickelodeon 2015 Viacom International Inc.

* Dash (Johnson), “a car that is fun, friendly, fast and the ultimate racing buddy for Blaze.”

* Mark Set-Go (Elliott), “VelocityVille’s sensational starter who kicks off each racing adventure with rock-star style and a signature rhyme.

* Fender (Kahne), “a car that rules the raceway, but is excited to share the track with Blaze.”

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