Back in the summer of 2018, lip sync challenge videos were all the rage. From Indianapolis, Indiana to Jacksonville, Florida, police departments, fire departments, and EMT personnel from all over the country took to the streets to film lip sync challenge videos, because even first responders should get the chance to go viral.

In its lip sync entry, the Columbus Police Department in Indiana got just a little bit of a leg up on the competition when it got Columbus native and racing legend Tony Stewart to make a cameo appearance.

In the viral video, Stewart flexes his racing chops when he gives the police officers chase as Sammy Hagar’s ?I Can?t Drive 55″ plays. Then, the Eldora Speedway owners flexes his lip syncing chops, totally nailing his “Total Eclipse of the Heart” bit.

Of course, the rest of the video isn’t too shabby either, with the cops doing a nearly five-minute routine to such songs as Miley Cyrus’s “Party in the U.S.A.,” the Friends theme song, and Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’.

Other local departments may have not had the star power of Tony Stewart, but there were still some pretty incredible performances. The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, for instance, had quite the routine to Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling.”

Then, you had the Martinsville Police Department in Virginia, which basically threw a full-on pool party.

Now, back to Tony Stewart. If you thought his lip-syncing prowess is a rarity among current and former NASCAR stars, you’re sorely mistaken. Back in December 2017, all of the drivers from the Joe Gibbs Racing team got together for a little lip sync action of their own.

Before that, Kyle Busch and his wife Samantha, teamed up for a couples lip sync video. The Busches sure do love them some lip syncing. But, hey, you can’t help but respect that.

Speaking of respect, considering the mutual respect that Stewart and Busch have for each other on the racetrack, you have to assume they both respect the other’s lip syncing abilities as well.

This post was originally published on November 22, 2018.

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