A new TV spot has been released for Michael Bay’s upcoming sequel, Transformers Dark of the Moon. The video aired during NASCAR’s Daytona 500 and it featured new footage not shown in the Super Bowl spot. We get up close and personal with Sam Witwicky and his new girlfriend as played by Rosie Huntington Whiteley. Take a look…

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Did we just see two race cars appear in this TV spot? No wonder they decided to debut this video during the Daytona 500. There’s obviously some subliminal marketing going on here. As for the rest of the video, it seems like all of the Transformers have been “suped up” with added weapons and parts. We’re not sure if that’s a good or a bad thing. It was pretty hard to comprehend some of the action scenes in the previous movies, and more moving pieces will only make matters worse.

Also, Sam’s new relationship is at the center of this ad. We originally found it hard to believe that he could land someone as beautiful as Mikaela (Megan Fox), so seeing him with a Victoria’s Secret model just seems ridiculous.

Transformers Dark of the Moon is scheduled to hit theaters on July 1, 2011.

What do you think of the TV spot for Transformers Dark of the Moon?