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Keith Urban Gets Bailed Out At A Convenience Store, A Black Eye For Nascar, And There’s A New Colonel

La Crosse, WI, United States / KICKS 106.3

Hey, Keith, I’ve Got Those HoHo’s For Ya!

Retired elementary school teacher Ruth Reed just wanted to help the guy in line ahead of her at a New Jersey convenience store last Friday, because it looked like he didn’t have enough money to pay for his snacks. She’s now become a local celebrity and social media darling after the guy she helped turned out to be Keith Urban! She says, “I didn’t know it was Keith Urban. I didn’t think he had enough money to pay for his things so I said I would pay for it, and briefly when he told me who he was and I didn’t believe it was him.” But the really sweet part is that Ruth has been helping people pay for things at the convenience store for three years. She says she’s made a resolution to once a week treat someone.

Not A Good Day For NASCAR

NASCAR CEO and Chairman Brian France was arrested on Long Island, N.Y., on Sunday night and charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated and criminal possession of a controlled substance, according to a release sent out by the Sag Harbor Village Police Department. France was held overnight in The Hamptons before being released yesterday morning after his arraignment.

The release says that France was arrested at 7:30 p.m. local time. France was reportedly driving a 2017 Lexus and passed through a stop sign. Officers pulled France over and deemed that he was driving the vehicle while intoxicated. To make matters worse, officers reportedly found oxycodone on France during a search. Later yesterday, NASCAR announced in a statement that France has taken an indefinite leave of absence and that, “effective immediately, NASCAR Vice Chairman and Executive Vice President Jim France has assumed the role of interim chairman and chief executive officer.”

But Will He Sell Chicken From Underneath His Desk? (Anyone Get That Reference?)

Ready for yet another Colonel Sanders? The chain announced Monday that actor, comedian and director Jason Alexander has been tapped to play the role of the brand’s iconic founder.

Alexander, who is best known for playing George Costanza on the hit television sitcom Seinfeld, began appearing in ads beginning yesterday to promote the brand’s KFC’s $20 Fill Ups. Alexander also teased fans on Twitter by revealing his son Gabe Greenspan will also appear in commercials as a character called “Motorcycle Guy.” You may remember the last Colonel Sanders was played by Reba McEntire.

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