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
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.