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Ledley gets taken for a ride

Posted on 27 July 2017  - 06:05

It was a high-speed start to our US Tour for Club Ambassador Ledley King last week as our legendary former captain headed to the world-famous Daytona International Speedway, around 90 minutes away from our Orlando base.

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Since opening in 1959, it has been the home of the Daytona 500, the most prestigious race in NASCAR. Ledley received a tour of the historic venue before being taken on a few high-speed laps of the primary circuit in one of the official pace cars.

He was also asked to put his signature on the starting line alongside hundreds of other famous names from the worlds of sports and showbusiness.

After successfully completing the laps, Ledley said: “I was a little bit nervous before I got here but I actually really enjoyed the ride. It’s hard to get your head around how they race at that speed for around four hours in this incredible heat, not to mention with around 40 other cars on the track! It takes a huge amount of courage.

“Overall, it was a great experience and an extremely impressive venue with the sheer size of the grandstand and how steep the track is on the turns.”