After helping the Baltimore Ravens win the Super Bowl over the San Francisco 49ers, Ray Lewis can add another “Super Bowl” appearance to his resume. No there is not another NFL Superbowl already. Lewis will be waving the green flag to start NASCAR’s Super Bowl or as it is called by most the Daytona 500.
It isn’t the hardest thing to do, but things always happen under pressure when all the eyes are on you. NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski and last year’s Sprint Cup champion offered Lewis some advice on waving the flag.
Lewis spoke at a press conference before today’s race and talked about his conversation with Keselowski.
“I’m a little nervous. Brad texted me on the way in – the one rule is don’t drop the flag,” Lewis said during the press conference.
Lewis and Keselowski’s friendship and pep talks go back awhile. Last year Lewis gave Keselowski encouragement as he prepared for his final race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. During that race Keselowski clinched the Sprint Cup title.
Keselowski went to a Baltimore Ravens regular season game before the Ravens’ underdog run through the postseason.
Lewis, just remember to not drop the green flag and wave it with the enthusiasm you had on the football field. That would be very embarrassing and you would be the talk of every sports channel for the wrong reason. Lewis would probably also make Sports Center’s Not Top 10 for dropping it as well.
Now we shall sit back and watch the flag waving and racing. Let the engines start and the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup season get underway.