Former Buffalo Bills All-Pro wide receiver Steve Tasker will serve as the Honorary Pace Car Driver for the Go Bowling at The Glen Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race, Aug. 5 at Watkins Glen International.
“We are excited to have Steve Tasker as our Honorary Pace Car Driver for the Go Bowling at The Glen,” WGI President Michael Printup said. “Steve is a legend here in the upstate New York area with what he has done on and off the field for the Buffalo Bills.”
Tasker, a 13-year veteran of the Bills, is one of the NFL’s greatest special teams players of all-time. A seven-time selection by his peers and coaches to represent the AFC as the special teams player at the Pro Bowl (1988, 1991-96), he is the only true special teams player to be selected as the Pro Bowl MVP (1993). A five-time All-Pro selection, was a key component of the Bills’ four consecutive AFC Championship teams (1991-94).
He finished his career with 51 receptions for 779 yards and nine touchdowns, an average of 21.1 yards per kickoff return and 186 special teams tackles. In August 2000, he was voted by the 36 Pro Football Hall of Fame voters to the NFL’s All-Time team as its special teams player. Tasker was honored as the 24th person enshrined on the Buffalo Bills Wall of Fame on September 9, 2007.
Tasker was drafted by the Houston Oilers in the ninth round (226th overall) of the 1985 NFL Draft. He was acquired by Buffalo from Houston in November 1986 after playing for the Oilers for parts of the 1985 and 1986 season.
For more information and to purchase your tickets to catch the action of the Great Outdoors RV Superstore 100 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race, Zippo 200 NASCAR XFINITY Series race, and the Go Bowling at The Glen Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at America’s “Best NASCAR Track”, as voted by readers of the USA Today, from Thursday, August 2nd through Sunday, August 5th, visit www.theglen.com or call 1-866-461-RACE.