NASCAR | Gov. Bevin Looking Forward To Driving Pace Car Saturday Night

07/08/2017 05:11 PM

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin was announced last month as the honorary pace car driver for the Saturday night’s Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway.

“It’s a dream come true,” said Gov. Bevin. “Who wouldn’t want to drive the pace car at a NASCAR event? It’s a great honor. It really is.”

Gov. Bevin will pace the field prior to the start of the race. Spectrum News’ Andrew Chernoff joked with the Governor, asking him if he will stay out once it goes green and maybe do a lap or two with the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers.

“I think I will follow instructions,” said Gov. Bevin. “It might cause a little mayhem if I didn’t.”

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

When he’s not on the air or in the field covering sports, you can likely find Andrew playing golf, watching IndyCar and Formula 1 races, or exploring the state of Kentucky. His favorite sport is open-wheel racing. In fact, he has not missed an Indianapolis 500 since the early 2000s.

Whether he is working sporting events or not, he always loves talking sports. He is a prolific tweeter, so if you want to stay “in the know” about sports in the Bluegrass, follow Andrew on Twitter @ADChernoff. If you have a story idea for our sports team, send it to Andrew at


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