U.S. Olympian Named Pace Car Driver For Kansas


KANSAS CITY, Kan. – U.S. Olympian Brian Hansen will lead the field to green as the Honorary Pace Car Driver for the Hollywood Casino 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Kansas Speedway on Sunday, Oct. 22.

“I look forward to having Brian here for the Hollywood Casino 400,” said Kansas Speedway President Patrick Warren. “I always enjoy hosting athletes from other sports at Kansas Speedway and hearing their thoughts on the entire experience of race day.”

Hansen competes in long track speedskating and is a two-time Olympian (2010, 2014) who won the Olympic Silver Medal in men’s team pursuit in the Olympic Winter Games Vancouver 2010. A native of Glenview, Ill., Hansen is currently training for the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang 2018.

As the honorary pace car driver, Hansen will lead the field of NASCAR drivers into formation for the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas, the track where Toyota driver Martin Truex Jr. won this spring.