U2 guitarist The Edge said he "wept" after watching the rock-band mockumentary "This Is Spinal Tap" because the parody hit a bit too close to home. On an entirely unrelated note, the Charlotte Business Journal reported Tuesday that retiring NASCAR star Kevin Harvick just purchased the Cornelius, North Carolina mansion featured in "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby" for $6.75 million.
Harvick and his wife, DeLana, finalized the purchase on October 27th according to local real-estate records. The purchase price of $6.75 million is nearly $2 million less than the original asking price of $8.4 million when the home was listed for sale in March. A Re/Max news release at the time said that the 12,000 square-foot home has six bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a full bar, an infinity pool, a four-car garage, and a boat dock among other amenities. It was previously sold in 2018, after which it was renovated to its current state.
The home is located in a gated lakefront community around a half-hour from Charlotte Motor Speedway, making it ideal for a someone like Harvick. The California-born driver will work in 2024 as an analyst for FOX's NASCAR broadcasts, and on a recent episode of the Dale Jr. Download podcast, said he wants to eventually race in the sport's Xfinity and Craftsman truck series.
Both the exterior and interior of the mansion were used for Talladega Nights, perhaps most notably in the dinner scene featuring the family of protagonist Ricky Bobby.
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