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Get in gear for this Friday’s Cars 3 with our Cars characters guide!

DisneyPixar‘s Cars 3 is zooming into theaters this Friday, June 16. Before the franchise returns, we’re heading back to the film’s automotive world to take a look at some of the key Cars characters. In the gallery viewer below, you can take a look at some returning favorites like Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson), young race trainer Cruz Ramirez (Cristela Alonzo), #95’s rival Jackson Storm (Armie Hammer) and race analyst Natalie Certain (Kerry Washington). The film is directed by Brian Fee, who was a storyboard artist for Cars and Cars 2.

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Disney•Pixar‘s Cars 3 begins when, blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician, Cruz Ramirez, with her own plan to win, plus inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage!

Cars 3 also features the return of Larry the Cable Guy as Mater, Bonnie Hunt as Sally Carrera, and Cheech Marin as Ramone alongside lots of brand-new Cars characters. NASCAR’s Jeff Gordon, Richard Petty, Chase Elliott, Ryan Blaney, Daniel Suárez and Bubba Wallace will lend their voices to the film as well.

Cars 3 actually marks the fifth feature film set in the Cars universe. DisneyToon studios also released two spinoff films, Planes and Planes: Fire and Rescue, set in the same automative universe.

Which of these Cars characters are your favorites? Who are you most excited to see back on the big screen? Let us know your thoughts below in the comments or tweet us @ComingSoonnet.