Larry Fedora will help lead the Sprint Cup Series field to the green flag at Martinsville on March 30.
The North Carolina coach is going to be the honorary pace car driver for the Cup race at the half-mile paperclip track in Virginia.
“Last year at Martinsville was my first short-track race and it was phenomenal,” Fedora said in a track statement. “That’s where it’s at. It’s non-stop action all the time. It’s exciting and high-tempo. It’s pretty special at Martinsville.”
“I’m extremely excited … I really can’t tell you how excited I am. I’ve done a ride-along and I plan on driving a race car one day, but this is the biggest thing for me so far."
He won't get to drive too fast at Martinsville, however. Since the track is so small, the pace car speed is considerably slower than what we drive on the highway every day. Pit road speed is 35 MPH, and Fedora may get the car in the neighborhood of 45 MPH. He won't get a chance to leadfoot it. Though we'd love to see what NASCAR would do if heRead More »from North Carolina coach Larry Fedora will drive the pace car at the Martinsville NASCAR race