Kentucky fans were disappointed to see NASCAR'S Quaker State 400 get rained out this evening as John Calipari was set to be the honorary pace car driver to start the race. Word around the track was "Kentucky fans turned out in droves" as they always do when anything to do with Kentucky Basketball is involved and Calipari being Calipari, took time to sign autographs as always.
Notice the drivers jacket coach Cal is wearing above, ESPN NASCAR had this to say about that more than awesome jacket...
"Calipari got one perk, a specially-made racing jacket embroidered with the terms "eight-time" -- referring to Kentucky's eight national championships -- and his trademark "Refuse to Lose" slogan. Drivers also signed the jacket, which will be auctioned for charity."
Odd that nowhere on that jacket read the words "LOUISVILLE national champions" or Indiana "Sweet Sixteen" for the Hoosier and Cardinal fans that claimed on Twitter they showed up just to boo Calipari.
Sure it would've been pretty awesome to see Cal lead the pack down the track to the green flag, but auctioning off the jacket will have to do.
Oh, and Louisville fans, this makes about the 100th time Cal has been able to get your claim to fame "Papa John" in a Kentucky shirt.
Louisville STILL DOESN'T EXIST...