Defending Coca-Cola 600 Winner Carl Edwards Joins Officials to Salute Military; Carolina Panthers’ Greg Olsen to Get Pace Car Certification

Edwards: Tuesday, May 17 – 1 p.m. (*Rain or Shine) What: On Tuesday, May 17, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Carl Edwards will join U.S. Armed Forces leaders, Coca-Cola representatives and Marcus Smith, president and general manager of Charlotte Motor Speedway, to announce military recognition programs and honorees that are a hallmark of the iconic Coca-Cola 600. The event will include a fly-in by a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter from the North Carolina National Guard, and will provide a special look at the May 29 Coca-Cola 600 pre-race show which will feature a military re-enactment by the soldiers at Fort Bragg, patriotic performances and thousands of military members in attendance at the world’s greatest Memorial Day…

Carolina Panthers Pro Bowl Tight End Greg Olsen Will Drive the Pace Car Before the Exhilarating May 21 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway

CONCORD, N.C. (April 26, 2016) – While many in the professional football world are focused on the NFL Draft, Carolina Panthers Pro Bowl tight end Greg Olsen will lead a different kind of draft when he drives the Toyota Camry pace car prior to the unforgettable, action-packed May 21 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race during the 10 Days of NASCAR Thunder at Charlotte Motor Speedway. “Since arriving in Charlotte I have developed a great admiration for NASCAR and their athletes,” Olsen said. “Their concept of teamwork and commitment to excellence is second to none and I have a great deal of respect for the drivers and their teams. I am honored to be included in such…