If you didn’t already know, former child actor and star of the 2000s sitcom Malcolm In The Middle Frankie Muniz is now a racecar driver, first kicking off his racing career way back in 2004 when he ran a celebrity Grand Prix race in California before running full-time in several different racing series over the years.
He made his stock car debut back in 2021, and in 2023 Muniz ran full time in the ARCA Menards Series, which often serves as a feeder series into NASCAR.
Despite not winning a race, Muniz had a solid year, posting one top 5 and 11 top 10s on his way to finishing the season 4th in points. And now it sounds like he’s ready to move to the next level in his racing career.
According to a report from Frontstretch, Muniz will drive full time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2024 for RSS Racing, which will also field the #39 car for Ryan Sieg.
The 37-year old driver actually has a long relationship with NASCAR, driving the pace car for the 2001 Daytona 500 and even meeting with Dale Earnhardt just before the Intimidator strapped into his car for that fateful race.
While he’s most famous for his role as the title character in Malcolm In The Middle, Muniz had a successful acting career outside of the show’s six year run, starring in movies like Big Fat Liar and Agent Cody Banks, as well as lending his voice to 27 episodes of the Nickelodeon show The Fairly OddParents.
Earlier this year, Muniz expressed his desire to ultimately move up to the NASCAR Cup Series – and it seems like he’s well on his way.