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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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.