DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — New England Patriots tight end and tailgate-in-human-form Rob Gronkowski is in Florida for the Daytona 500, and he’s enjoying himself immensely as a guest of both NASCAR and Monster Energy:
Catching up with Rob Gronkowski, who is at his first Daytona 500, and is, of course, hanging with the Monster Girls. pic.twitter.com/KtcfIMLr1n
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It’s the 59th annual running of the Daytona 500, and Yahoo Sports’ own Nick Bromberg decided to ask Gronkowski if he was already making plans for the one ten years from now…
An hour later, Gronk did the “grid walk”—a walk-and-talk interview segment out amongst the cars and drivers preparing to run the race. And while fellow Fox Sports commentator Michael Waltrip interviewed drivers, Gronkowski went all in with the Monster Girls:
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“Hey, Ashley, what’s your favorite speed limit out there?” Gronkowski asked. “I hope it’s somewhere around 70 or something.” (You do know what he was going for, right?)
“I am hardcore,” Ashley replied, smoothly dodging the question. “I like to go as fast as possible.”
Things came full circle when Monster Energy sponsored driver Kurt Busch won the race, meaning Gronk was heading for victory lane.
Rob Gronkowski, Monster Energy and NASCAR are an absolute perfect match.
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