LOUDON, N.H. — New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels was the honorary pace car driver for this afternoon’s Overton’s 301. Other members of the Patriots organization that have paced the race include wide receiver Julian Edelman, defensive end Rob Ninkovich and former offensive tackle Matt Light.
McDaniels was asked what players on the Patriots would make good NASCAR drivers. His answer wasn’t hard to predict.
McDaniels suggested that quarterback Tom Brady has the makings of a competitive driver.
“Brady would be as competitive as anybody,” said McDaniels. “If you are playing cards with him he wants to kick your butt, and it doesn’t matter what the competition is — whether ping pong or pool.
“If you put him behind the wheel of a race car I’m sure he would try and master that skill just as he has mastered the skills that are really important to him.”
When asked who he tought should stay off the track, McDaniels answered “Gronkowski,” before the question was even fully posed.
Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski made quite a splash, however, at this year’s Daytona 500. Gronk is a spokesman for Monster Energy, the main sponsor for NASCAR’s race series.
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