Rob Gronkowski is coming to Chicago.
The wildly gifted Patriots tight end and wildly wild personality will be at Chicagoland Speedway with his four brothers and father to celebrate Father's Day and the two races taking place, the Owens Corning Atticat 300 & Scott 150.
Scott Paddock joined Kap & Haugh on Thursday to discuss how that all came about and what the Gronks will be doing for the races.
"Gronk's a fun loving guy. The genesis of that is, one of my colleagues on the staff was out at California Speedway a couple of months ago, bumped into Gronk's manager who was out there kind of soaking it all in. They got into having a discussion and his manager said, 'Gronk would really like this.' And we suggested we've got this Father's Day weekend, we know Gronk is tight with his four brothers and his dad, so they decided to make a family trip out of it. So Gronk and his four brothers are going to serve as co-grand marshals of the event, Gronk himself is actually going to drive the pace car to pace the field to set the race. And his dad's going to serve as the honorary starter, waving the green flag to start the race.
"So it's going to be great. He's a fun-loving guy. I think he saw this as a bucket list kind of item. He wants to experience NASCAR nation for the first time, he's going to be out there interacting with the fans with a Q+A hamming it up, maybe doing a little tailgating. We're crossing our fingers that pace car stays on the track. It'll be a fun weekend."
Check out Paddock's entire interview in the video above.