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Chiefs' Anthony Sherman to drive pace car at Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (May 1, 2018) - Having spent time around Kansas Speedway the last few May races and seeing former teammate Derrick Johnson driving the pace car for last May's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race, Kansas City Chiefs fullback Anthony Sherman made a request - to drive the pace car for this May's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race.

Request granted.

On Saturday, May 12, the seventh year pro will get behind the wheel of a Toyota Camry and lead the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series field to the green flag.

Sherman just completed his fifth season with the Kansas City Chiefs, and during the course of his pro career, he's been the lead blocker for Jamal Charles and Beanie Wells 1,000 yard rushing seasons (Charles in 2013 and 2014, Wells in 2011).

Kansas Speedway, a premier motorsports facility in the Midwest, hosts two NASCAR race weekends a year, in addition to hosting approximately 200 other events throughout the year. Kansas Speedway's first race weekend of the season is May 11-12 with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series under the lights. In the fall, the NASCAR playoffs return Oct. 20-21 with the NASCAR XFINITY Series and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Also in the fall is the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards series finale. To purchase season or single day tickets, call 866.460.RACE (7223) or log onto www.kansaspeedway.com.

General parking is always free at Kansas Speedway and fans can bring in one 14x14x14-inch soft-sided cooler with their favorite food and beverages.

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