|Kentucky coach Calipari to drive pace car|
|Written by Admin|
|Saturday, 29 June 2013 14:02|
Initially slated to ride shotgun as the honorary pace car driver for the 400-mile Sprint Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway, Calipari was asked to drive the Ford Fusion leading the 43-car field to the green flag.
Calipari agreed and received crash-course instruction from Cup driver Kurt Busch, whose 90-mph splits in the rain around the 1.5-mile oval had the coach ``white-knuckled'' and holding on tightly on the passenger side. Fortunately for Calipari, he only has to drive a more comfortable 45 mph ahead of the field.
The question was whether Calipari's dream would be stopped by showers that threatened to delay the scheduled start.