Detroit Red Wings captain Nicklas Lidstrom will serve as the honorary pace car driver for the race. The longtime Red Wing defenseman will pace the 43-car field in the official 2010 Ford Mustang GT pace car for the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400, a job usually held by NASCAR’s Brett Bodine. This will be Lidstrom’s first visit to MIS, and he will also take part in pre-race ceremonies and the drivers’ meeting prior to the race.
Figures… the first time I miss the June race at MIS in 5 years and The Perfect Human drives the pace car. Also attending the race will be a boy named Suh.
“We are pleased Nicklas Lidstrom and Ndamukong Suh will be here on Sunday for the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400. Lidstrom is a household name in Detroit and I have a good feeling that Suh will be making quite a name for himself in Detroit as well when the football season begins this fall. To have these two great athletes from our professional Detroit sports teams come out shows us how much our home teams support the speedway and NASCAR.”–Roger Curtis, track president.
I know that a lot of you aren’t NASCAR fans…but I am so expect me to be all over any story that combines it with the Detroit Red Wings.