UK Coach John Calipari to drive pace car for Quaker State 400 - 14 News, WFIE, Evansville, Henderson, Owensboro

Coach Cal to drive KY Speedway pace car

Posted: Updated:
Coach Cal in the pace car, photo from the KY Speedway website Coach Cal in the pace car, photo from the KY Speedway website
  • SPORTSMore>>

  • Molina's error helps Nationals beat Cardinals 3-1

    Molina's error helps Nationals beat Cardinals 3-1

    Saturday, April 19 2014 2:44 AM EDT2014-04-19 06:44:14 GMT
    Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina's throwing error combined with Michael Wacha's wild pitch to allow two unearned runs in the seventh inning, breaking a tie and helping Gio Gonzalez and the Washington NationalsMore >>
    Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina's throwing error combined with Michael Wacha's wild pitch to allow two unearned runs in the seventh inning, breaking a tie and helping Gio Gonzalez and the Washington Nationals beat St. Louis 3-1 Friday night.More >>
  • Brewers' Lohse beats Pirates again, 5-3

    Brewers' Lohse beats Pirates again, 5-3

    Saturday, April 19 2014 2:41 AM EDT2014-04-19 06:41:02 GMT
    Kyle Lohse pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Carlos Gomez homered and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-3 Friday night. Lohse (3-1) improved to 11-2 in his career againstMore >>
    Kyle Lohse pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Carlos Gomez homered and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-3 Friday night.More >>
  • Alfredo Simon leads Reds over reeling Cubs 4-1

    Alfredo Simon leads Reds over reeling Cubs 4-1

    Saturday, April 19 2014 2:33 AM EDT2014-04-19 06:33:03 GMT
    Alfredo Simon lowered his ERA to 0.86, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 4-1 Friday for their 16th win in their last 17 games at Wrigley Field. Making his third start, Simon (2-1) allowedMore >>
    Alfredo Simon lowered his ERA to 0.86, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 4-1 Friday for their 16th win in their last 17 games at Wrigley Field.More >>
SPARTA, KY (FOX19) -

University of Kentucky Men's Basketball Head Coach John Calipari will be the honorary Ford Fusion pace car driver for Kentucky Speedway's June 29 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400.

Coach Cal will help lead a 43-car field to the green flag just after 7:30 p.m. 

"It's kind of like walking out in the Final Four and having your team behind you, excited and ready to go," Calipari said.

"We welcome Coach Calipari back to our speedway and look forward to him leading one of the quickest fast breaks in history of our commonwealth," Kentucky Speedway General Manager Mark Simendinger said.

The Quaker State 400 will be the finale for the speedway's triple header NASCAR weekend.

Racing begins Thursday, June 27 with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) UNOH 225 and continues Friday, June 28 with the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) Feed The Children 300.

Tickets for some of the events are available by calling (859) 578-2300 or on the speedway's website at http://www.kentuckyspeedway.com/tickets/.

 

Powered by WorldNow