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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

Jordy Nelson to play role in NASCAR race

By Jay Sorgi. CREATED Apr 22, 2014

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:

“Getting the chance to drive alongside some of the greatest racers in the world is truly a dream come true,” said Nelson on

the Kansas Speedway web site.

“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.