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Julian Edelman to drive pace car for New Hampshire NASCAR race

Julian Edelman is entering his sixth season with the Patriots. AP

Patriots receiver Julian Edelman will drive the pace car for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, the track announced Monday.

Edelman will drive an official NASCAR Toyota Camry SE pace car to begin the Camping World RV Sales 301, the first of two races at NHMS this season.

“As a punt returner in the NFL, I know all about teamwork, high-speeds, and collisions on Sundays. But my goal on Sunday, July 13 will be to get those guys around the track safely before they drop the green flag for what is sure to be a highly-competitive race,” Edelman said in a track news release. “I am honored to be chosen to drive the pace car at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, and I can’t wait to take in my very first NASCAR race from what will certainly be the best seat in the house.”


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