Racing hearts? What racing hearts? If this is the first thing that crossed your mind, all you have to do is keep reading. Patrick Chung will take part in the thing called Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Yes, his heart will be racing. At full speed! This Patriots player is more than excited about the event, and we understand him completely.
The 30-year-old player is set to drive the pace car in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race. It’s the only Cup race at NHMS for the season. The Patriots player trained really hard for this huge moment, and learned that driving the pace care is actually a tough challenge.
“It was good … it’s a lot more technical than you think. You’re not just driving the pace car, you’re making sure the guys don’t get penalized, you know, making sure everyone’s staying in their lane and doing their thing. It’s cool, it’s a very good experience,” Chung said in one of his interviews.
The first thing he learned during the training is the fact that he has to be careful. “Not scared, but nervous a little bit. The corners can be scary, depending on how fast you’re going… it feels like you’re going to tip over,” Chung added.
He’s the fifth Pats player to have this role at NHMS. Offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, wide receiver Julian Edelman, retired linebacker Rob Ninkovich and retired offensive tackle Matt Light drove the pace car in the Granite State’s annual cup race.
“McDaniels actually talked to me, he was like, ‘Man, this is cool, it’s a good experience.’” Said he got to go fast … he was a little scared,” Chung said when asked if he sought advice from his teammates.
Well, good luck, Chung! Have the time of your live!