Team USA will head to the 2010 Race of Champions in Dusseldorf, Germany, on Nov. 27-28 with a formidable lineup, with NASCAR Sprint Cup star Carl Edwards having been confirmed alongside Travis Pastrana, the 11-time X-Games gold medalist who announced his participation last month.
The annual end-of-season competition brings together some of the world's greatest drivers from motorsport's top disciplines and pits them head to head in identical machinery. Edwards and Pastrana join a driver roll call that already includes seven-time F1 World Champion Michael Schumacher, four-time F1 World Champion Alain Prost, six-time World Rally Champion Sebastien Loeb, eight-time Le Mans 24-Hour race winner Tom Kristensen, 2010 F1 title contender Sebastian Vettel and three-time World Touring Car champion Andy Priaulx.
The star-studded lineup will not faze Edwards, who ran strongly in his first Race of Champions appearance in 2008, where he knocked Schumacher out of the individual competition.
“I really enjoyed my first trip to the Race of Champions and I'm delighted to be going back,” said Edwards. “It's a great opportunity to mix with the best drivers from all the biggest series of motorsport around the world. I'll be aiming to knock out some more megastars while Travis and I will give it everything to try and bring the ROC Nations Cup home to the USA.”
The Race of Champions, founded by IMP president Fredrik Johnsson and former rally racer Michèle Mouton, has been staged every year since 1988. This year's event will take place on a specially constructed paved circuit with two parallel lanes winding their way around Dusseldorf's ESPRIT arena.