Pistons great Ben Wallace to drive pace car at MIS on Sunday

The Detroit News
Former Pistons great Ben Wallace will drive the pace car for Sunday's NASCAR race in Brooklyn, Mich.

Hope there's some extra head room.

Former Detroit Pistons great Ben Wallace, at 6-foot-9, has been chosen to drive the pace car for Sunday's NASCAR Cup race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich.

Wallace, 43, played for the Pistons from 2000-06 and again from 2009 until he retired in 2012. He helped them to the 2002 NBA championship.

He recently became a co-owner of the Pistons' G-League team in Grand Rapids.

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Sunday's NASCAR race, the Consumers Energy 400, starts at 2:30 p.m.

Hopefully Wallace will drive better than than GM executive Mark Reuss, who crashed at the start of an IndyCar race on Belle Isle earlier this summer.

Consumers Energy 400

When: 2:30 p.m. Sunday

Where: Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, Mich.


Support race: Trucks, Corrigan Oil 200, 1 p.m. Saturday