Calipari excited to drive pace car during Quaker State 400

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by Kent Spencer

WHAS11.com

Posted on June 29, 2013 at 7:45 PM

Updated Saturday, Jun 29 at 8:00 PM

SPARTA, Ky. (WHAS11) – NASCAR races bring out many fans including celebrities and personalities such as Ernie “Turtleman” Brown Jr., Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson, Senator Mitch McConnell and UK coach John Calipari.

Calipari was on hand for the driver’s meeting as honorary Pace car driver.

When asked to take part in the Quaker State 400 festivities, Calipari said he didn’t just want to ride in the car, he wanted to drive it as well.

Calipari also received a driving jacket in typical NASCAR fashion embroidered with sponsors including Papa John’s and Orange Leaf and also with UK’s 8-time national championship wins.
 

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