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. 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.