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Dustin Brown will be “honorary starter” for NASCAR event

Aug 1, 2012, 8:28 PM EDT

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Dustin Brown cemented his status as one of the most prominent U.S.-born NHL players when he raised the Stanley Cup with the Los Angeles Kings.

If that wasn’t enough, though, he’ll “drop the green flag” at a NASCAR event on Aug. 12, according to The Post-Standard.

Ithaca native and Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown will be the honorary starter for the Finger Lakes 355 — the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International on Aug. 12.

So, he’s essentially doing the racing equivalent to the ceremonial puck drop. Not bad.

It might be tough to top this moment, though:

source: AP


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  1. ravenscaps48 - Aug 1, 2012 at 9:02 PM

    Cool Beans…. Love me some NASCAR! And before some of you people say all they do is drive in circles, they make right turns at Watkins Glen

  2. manchestermiracle - Aug 1, 2012 at 9:26 PM

    It’s cool Brown can do this, but NASCAR is a joke in auto racing. Overweight cars that have no relation to “stock” cars (rear-wheel drive? Toyotas are front-wheel drive; Carburetors? Modern cars are fuel injected) and can hardly maintain traction for 5 laps before a crash brings out yet another yellow flag. NASCAR is so far from its roots it has become a parody of true auto racing. It’s the TV reality show of auto racing, all about manufactured drama with little focus on actual racing.

  3. blomfeld - Aug 2, 2012 at 1:29 AM


    A cool & tough guy, extremely talented, great values, captain of the “best” team in the world today … I’m not sure what else could be said other than … “YES SIR CAPTAIN BROWN !” … :)

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