New England Patriots Receiver Julian Edelman To Drive Pace Car At NHMS

Julian Edelman (Photo: Courtesy New Hampshire Motor Speedway)

Julian Edelman (Photo: Courtesy New Hampshire Motor Speedway)

As a receiver and special team return man for the New England Patriots, Julian Edelman shows off his ability to adapt to numerous roles on the field.

Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway he’ll be showing he can adapt even when it comes to taking on new roles in big time sports away from the football field.

Edelman will be driving the Toyota Camry pace car to lead the field to green for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Camping World RV Sales 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Edelman will be put through a mandatory orientation class the morning of the event.

“As a punt returner in the NFL, I know all about teamwork, high-speeds and collisions on Sundays,” Edelman said in a release. “But my goal on Sunday, July 13 will be to get those guys around the track safely before they drop the green flag for what is sure to be a highly-competitive race. I am honored to be chosen to drive the pace car at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, and I can’t wait to take in my very first NASCAR race from what will certainly be the best seat in the house.”

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  1. Rafter fan says

    Will the Whelen Tour drivers make it back to Stafford for the SK feature this Friday night?

  2. Rafter,
    Yes. Shouldn’t be an issue. 2:10 green flag for the Shootout with a 30-minute time limit. They’ll probably even make it back for heats.

  3. Will the mods be on TV?


  4. Dan:

    July 18 – New Hampshire Motor Speedway – Fox Sports 1 – 12:00 PM – (WMT)
    July 20 – New Hampshire Motor Speedway – Fox Sports 1 – 2:00 PM – (WMT) (All-star)

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