As part of the Elvis Presley 25th Anniversary program, Presley's visage will again adorn the hood and quarter panels of Rusty Wallace's No. 2 Miller Lite Ford Taurus at the NASCAR® Winston Cup event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 3, 2002. 11-time NHRA Funny Car champion John Force and Top Fuel ace Larry Dixon will also participate in the 25th Anniversary program, fielding Elvis-themed drag racers at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on April 4-7, 2002.
"Elvis Presley is the acknowledged King of Rock & Roll," said Action Performance's chairman of the board, president, and CEO Fred W. Wagenhals. "We know from prior experience that Elvis is immensely popular with race fans, and having Elvis on Rusty's racecar at Las Vegas is a natural fit. It is a wonderful way for us in the motorsports industry to pay homage to a great entertainer."