Jordy Nelson to play role in NASCAR race
Jan 5, 2014; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson (87) catches a touchdown pass as San Francisco 49ers cornerback Tramaine Brock (26) defends during the second quarter of the 2013 NFC wild card playoff football game at Lambeau Field. Photo: Image by Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
One of the Green Bay Packers' fast-wheeled wide receivers will go a lot faster than he ever has on a football field at a NASCAR race in May.
As reported by a pair of NASCAR beat writers on Tuesday about Jordy Nelson:
Kansas native Jordy Nelson, wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers, will drive the pace car prior to start of Cup race at Kansas in few wks— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) April 22, 2014
Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson will drive pace car to start the Kansas 400— Jim Utter (@jim_utter) April 22, 2014
“Getting the chance to drive alongside some of the greatest racers in the world is truly a dream come true,” said Nelson on
“I couldn’t think of a better place to do it than at my home-state track, Kansas Speedway.”
Nelson, who is from Kansas, played college football at Kansas State.