Watch out Chicago, the Gronkowskis are coming to town.
Rob Gronkowski, tight end for the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, will be on hand, along with his four brothers and their father, to celebrate Father’s Day weekend at the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Chicagoland Speedway.
“Gronk” and his brothers, Gordie Jr., Chris, Dan, Glenn and their father, Gordy Sr, will act as honorary starters for the June 20th race. The brothers will give the command to start engines for the race while Gordy Sr. will wave the green flag. Rob Gronkowski, who was last seen playing in Super Bowl XLIX, as the Patriots beat the Seattle Seahawks, 28-24, will also serve as the pace car driver, leading the field to the start.
“I’m stoked to spend Father’s Day weekend with my family at Chicagoland Speedway. Not only are we coming from all over the country to celebrate the best dad in the world, but I get the ultimate adrenaline rush of getting behind the wheel and driving the pace car to kick-off the NASCAR race,” said Rob Gronkowski in a release. “My brothers and I get to say the most famous words in racing, ‘Drivers Start Your Engines,” and my dad gets to wave the green flag to start the race. It’s going to be an awesome weekend.”
The family will also conduct a free question-and-answer session with fans in Chicagoland’s Infield Fan Zone. They will also visit with families from the Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation as part of the family’s “Gronk Nation Youth Foundation,” an organization that works to inspire and support “youth to reach their maximum potential by empowering them to be positively involved in sports, community activities, education and fitness.”