He’s 6 feet 8 inches tall and weighs 275 pounds. When WWE superstar Baron Corbin throws the green flag for Saturday’s Drivin’ for Linemen 200 at Gateway Motorsports Park, those drivers had better haul the mail. If not, he just might climb from the starter’s stand to straighten them out.
The 32-year-old from wrestling luminary from Lenexa, Kansas has been named honorary starter for Saturday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race in Madison, Illinois. Before joining the WWE (wwe.com) in 2012, Corbin spent time in the NFL, having signed with the Indianapolis Colts in 2009 and the Arizona Cardinals in 2010. He also was the two-time Amateur Kansas-Missouri Golden Gloves regional champion (2007, 2008).
Corbin clearly is no angel. He found the perfect outlet for his rage in WWE, and the perfect target for it in anyone and everyone who crossed his path. Less a superstar than a force of nature, Corbin made his mark on The Grandest Stage of Them All when he eliminated Kane from the third annual Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal to stake his claim as the legendary giant’s heir apparent. He hasn’t stopped since then, wrecking any superstar who either faces him willingly (Dolph Ziggler) or unintentionally (Zack Ryder). Corbin likes to proclaim that he spells the End of Days for anyone who dares to fight him. At the end of the day, that might just land him the WWE Championship.
Considering last year’s Drivin’ for Linemen 200 smackdown between drivers John Wes Townley and Spencer Gallagher (CLICK TO WATCH VIDEO), Corbin just might be tapped to referee the proceedings should a bunkhouse brawl break out.
Corbin is in the St. Louis area to wrestle in the WWE Money in the Bank pay-per-view event on Sunday, June 18 in the Scottrade Center at 6:30 p.m. Corbin is signed to the Money in the Bank Ladder Match and will face A.J. Styles, Dolph Ziggler, Shinsuke Nakamura, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn in the squared circle. Included in the five-bout card, Randy Orton will face Jinder Mahal in the WWE championship match and Naomi fill square off against Lana in the Smackdown Women’s championship match. Tickets start at just $25 and are available at the arena box office or through Ticketmaster.
Tickets for the June 17 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Drivin’ for Linemen 200 — featuring 2016 winner Christopher Bell — are on sale and may be purchased at the GMP ticket office, by phone at (618) 215-8888 or online at www.wwtraceway.com. General admission tickets start at just $36 and kids 15 and under are free (general admission).
Official entry list for June 17 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Drivin’ for Linemen 200
0 Jennifer Jo Cobb, Driven2Honor.org Chevrolet
02 Austin Hill, Randco/Young’s Building Systems Ford
1 Jordan Anderson, Bommarito Automotive Group Chevrolet
4 Christopher Bell, JBL Toyota
006 Norm Benning, Chevrolet
8 John Hunter Nemechek, Chevrolet
110 Bryce Napier, ASAP Appliance Service Chevrolet
13 Cody Coughlin, JEGS Toyota
16 Ryan Truex, Dierberg’s/Bar Harbor Foods Toyota
18 Noah Gragson, Switch Toyota
19 Austin Cindric, Draw-Tite Ford
21 Johnny Sauter, Allegiant Airlines Chevrolet
124 Justin Haley, Chevrolet
27 Ben Rhodes, Safelite Auto Glass Toyota
29 Chase Briscoe, Brad Keselowski’s Checkered Flag Foundation Ford
33 Kaz Grala, Kiklos Chevrolet
136 Kevin Donahue, Nano Pro MT/UNOH Chevrolet
44 TBA, Shawn Magee Designs Chevrolet
145 T. J. Bell, Black Riffle Coffee Co. Chevrolet
49 Wendell Chavous, Chevrolet
51 Todd Gilliland, Pedigree Toyota
63 Kyle Donahue, Chevrolet
66 Ross Chastain, Chevrolet
68 Clay Greenfield, 1-800PAVEMENT Chevrolet
183 Todd Peck, Chevrolet
88 Matt Crafton, Menards Toyota
98 Grant Enfinger, Ride TV Toyota
199 TBA, Chevrolet
Last Update: June 13, 2017 — 11:15 a.m. CDT
Official entry list for the ARCA Midwest Series Illinois Lottery 40
O4 Natalie Decker, Eagle River WI, Toyota
0 Andy Jones, Gurnee IL, Toyota
2 Gregory Borchardt, Prior Lake MN, Chevrolet
5 John Beale, Verona WI, Chevrolet
7 John DeAngelis Jr., Hubertus WI, Ford
7 Paul Shafer Jr., Portage IN, Chevrolet
8 Brent Kirchner, LaCrosse WI, Chevrolet
14 Austin Nason, Roscoe IL, Ford
15 Dean LaPointe, Marshfield WI, Ford
18 Michael Ostdiek, Lakeville MN, Chevrolet
20 Jim Sauter Jr., Tomah WI, Ford
35 Travis Dassow, West Bend WI, Toyota
36 Dan Fredrickson, Lakeville MN, Toyota
39 Andrew Morrissey, DeForest WI, Ford
42 Dennis Prunty, Knowles WI, Toyota
44 Justin Mondeik, Gleason WI, Chevrolet
45 Rich Bickle Jr., Edgerton WI, Chevrolet
52 Ricky Baker, Plainfield IL, Ford
75 Mike Beyer, Machesney Park IL, Ford
77 Jonathan Eilen, Hampton MN, Ford
91 Ty Majeski, Seymour WI, Ford
99 Cole Rouse, Fort Smith AR, Toyota
99 TBA, Toyota
119 Dalton Zehr, Daytona Beach FL, Chevrolet
Received: June 12, 2017 — 1 p.m. CDT
Saturday, June 17 — NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Drivin’ for Linemen 200 schedule
8:30 a.m. — Spectator parking lots open.
9 a.m. — Spectator gates open.
9 a.m. — Climbin’ for Linemen competition begins (infield).
9:30-10:25 a.m. — NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Drivin’ for Linemen 200 practice.
11:30 a.m.-12:25 p.m. — Final NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Drivin’ for Linemen 200 practice.
1:30-2:30 p.m. — Illinois Lottery 50 ARCA Midwest Tour practice and qualifying.
2-2:45 p.m. — NASCAR driver autograph session (infield, near scoring pylon).
2:30-4:30 p.m. — Free concert by The Band Steele on the midway.
4:45 p.m. — NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Drivin’ for Linemen 200 qualifying.
5:45 p.m. — ARCA Midwest Tour Illinois Lottery 50 driver introductions.
6:10 p.m. — ARCA Midwest Tour Illinois Lottery 50 (40 laps, 50 miles, timed event).
7 p.m. — NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Drivin’ for Linemen 200 driver introductions.
7:30 p.m. — NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Drivin’ for Linemen 200 (160 laps, 200 miles).
Schedule is subject to change.
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About Gateway Motorsports Park
Gateway Motorsports Park is the home of INDYCAR, NASCAR and NHRA racing in the St. Louis region. Located just five minutes from downtown St. Louis and covering more than 340 acres, Gateway Motorsports Park is the largest outdoor entertainment facility in the area. Gateway Motorsports Park’s facilities include a 1/4-mile drag strip, 1.25-mile superspeedway, the 1.6-mile Circuit of St. Louis road course, a state-of-the-art Karting facility and a 14-acre, multi-purpose dirt off-road venue.