Saints Alvin Kamara takes in his first NASCAR experience
New Orleans Saints star running back Alvin Kamara can scratch one thing off his bucket list………attend a NASCAR race. Yes, you read that correctly.
NASCAR may have it’s newest fan, and they can thank their own driver Bubba Wallace for the newest member into the professional racing fan club. Wallace, who appears to be the sport’s only African American driver, pushed hard for the sport to ban the use of the Confederate Flag at it’s events.
NASCAR, in turn, obliged, banning the use and visualization of the Confederate Flag at all events and races. This move caught the eye of Kamara and he reached out via social media about attending an upcoming race.
Not missing out on the opportunity to see an NFL star turn into a fan, NASCAR reached back out with an invitation to Sunday’s race in Homestead-Miami and even sent Kamara a bunch of Wallace memorabilia he could don for the race.
Kamara was decked out in head to toe in high anticipation of his first NASCAR event.
There are some parallels to draw here. Wallace is admittedly a Tennessee Volunteer fan as his mother Desiree ran track there while she attended school.
Kamara, as we all know was drafted in the third round of 2017’s NFL Draft out of the University of Tennessee, where he played the last 2 years of his collegiate career. Kamara showed his appreciation for the sport after attending his first race.
Kamara knows a thing or two about the speed and elusiveness it takes in NASCAR to have success.
He was recently rated by Pro Football Focus as the fourth most elusive running back in the NFL. Kamara has been rewarded for his stellar play by being named to the Pro Bowl all three years he’s been in the league.
So NASCAR may have it’s newest superfan in New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara. As Kamara prepares for the upcoming NFL season, maybe the famous line found in the NASCAR spoof movie Talledega Nights holds true for Kamara, “If your not first, then you’re last.”
Hopefully, the Saints can be the first and last team standing at the end of the season.