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John Calipari to drive pace car

Updated: June 29, 2013, 10:13 PM ET
Associated Press

SPARTA, Ky. -- Rain kept Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari from driving the (fast) lane before Saturday night's NASCAR race.

Initially slated to ride shotgun as the honorary pace car driver for the 400-mile Sprint Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway, Calipari was asked to drive the Ford Fusion leading the 43-car field to the green flag.

Unfortunately for Calipari, showers forced NASCAR to postpone the race just after 9 p.m. and reschedule it for noon Sunday. The coach had expressed ...

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