Brock Lesnar and Russell Wilson In Phoenix For NASCAR Race

By Chris Olmstead
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The Profit CNBC 500 this past Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway attracted more than just some of the worlds most talented drivers. The annual NASCAR event in Phoenix also attracted some of the biggest stars from other sports. Brock Lesnar, Russell Wilson and Josh Reddick all made appearances this weekend in the desert.

Wilson who is the quarterback for the Super Bowl winning Seattle Seahawks spent some time with Hendrick Motorsports driver Kasey Kahne. Wilson’s visit was both business and pleasure. Washington born Kahne is actually good friends with Wilson and a huge fan of the Seahawks. Wilson took in practice on Saturday from atop Kahne’s pit box. Following the practice Kahne provided Wilson with a personal tour of the garage area and an in depth look at the No. 5 machine.

Wilson was in town because he was going to be with the Texas Rangers for spring training this week. Wilson and Kahne were also said to have discussed some of the details concerning their upcoming charity golf tournament. The tournament which is to be held in June, is to benefit the Seattle-area Boys and Girls Club.

Lesnar who is a documented NASCAR fan, was on hand to support Kevin Harvick. Twitter and Instagram photographs of Lesnar show him wearing a Jimmie John’s shirt (they sponosr him and Harvick) and hanging out in the area of Harvick’s pit box. In the world of WWE Lesnar’s motto is Eat, Sleep, Conquer and Repeat. This motto apparently rubbed off a bit on Harvick who absolutely dominated the field in Phoenix on his way to a victory.

Lesnar was also seen at the race hanging out with Josh Reddick of the Oakland Athletics. Reddick posted a photograph of him and Lesnar on his official Twitter page. Although it’s not known for sure who Reddick was rooting for, the Dale Earnhardt Jr. shirt that he was wearing pretty much gives it away.

With Harvick and Earnhardt finishing the race first and second respectively, Lesnar and Reddick must have left the track happy. As far as Kahne is concerned, not even a Super Bowl winning quarterback was able cheer Kahne on to a good finish.

Christopher Olmstead is a NASCAR writer for Follow  him on Twitter @WhooYouKnowIt “Like” him  on Facebook or  add  him to your network on Google.

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