Biden, Powell to drag race on Jay Leno’s car show
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Vice President Biden and former Secretary of State Colin PowellColin Luther PowellOvernight Defense: Army details new hair and grooming standards | DC National Guard chief says Pentagon restricted his authority before riot | Colorado calls on Biden not to move Space Command White supremacists endanger the military on the battlefield The challenge of Biden's first days: staying focused and on message MORE will drag race to kick off season two of CNBC’s “Jay Leno’s Garage” on Nov. 9, the network announced Tuesday.


Biden and Leno will also discuss the vice president’s beloved 1967 Corvette before he battles Powell, but the network did not specify which car models Biden and Powell would race against one another.

CNBC added Biden and Powell’s appearance is the first of six new episodes of “Jay Leno’s Garage” airing this year.

Other notable guest appearances during the upcoming six-episode season include comedian Jerry Seinfeld, actor Patrick Dempsey, country star Brad Paisley and NASCAR driver Joey Lagano.

The vice president called himself “a car junkie” while visiting the Detroit auto show in 2014, speaking about his father’s work managing a pair of car dealerships.

Biden showered praise on the Corvette Z06 during his appearance, praising the sports car’s engine power and speed.

“I just want you to know that the ’67 was zero to 60 in 5.5 seconds,” he said in Detroit. "I didn’t do that…but it was. But this new Corvette, Z06, is zero to 60, allegedly, in 3.4 seconds.”

Organizers behind the Draft Biden 2016 super PAC, meanwhile, also released merchandize last year that featured Biden cruising in a Corvette.

The groups “ridin’ with Biden” logo depicted the vice president sporting aviator glasses behind the steering wheel.