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Carolina Panthers' Greg Olsen to Drive Pace Car at NASCAR All-Star Race

Panthers' tight end Greg Olsen will be behind the wheel Saturday at NASCAR's All-Star Race driving the pace car for the event.

For the third straight season, a player on the Carolina Panthers will be driving a pace car for a NASCAR race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. This year, Greg Olsen will get the opportunity to get behind the wheel and lead the NASCAR drivers around ahead of the Sprint All-Star Race on Saturday night.

Last year, Thomas Davis drove the pace car for the Coca-Cola 600 and teammate Luke Kuechly did in 2014 for the Sprint All-Star Race.

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Olsen went through training earlier this week and had this to say after getting out of the car.

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The Panthers tight end will have a busy Saturday because prior to driving the pace car his charity, The HEARTest Yard, will be hosting a 5k in conjunction with Levine Children Hospital.

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