Frankie Muniz, former child star of Malcolm in the Middle, in talks to join NASCAR as a race car driver

Plenty of professional athletes have turned to acting after they retire from sports. Frankie Muniz is going in the opposite direction. The actor and former “Malcolm in the Middle” star is ramping up his racing career, setting his sights on joining NASCAR’s third division next year with hopes of reaching the top-level Cup series soon after that.