New England Patriots fan Mark Blanchard, of Barrington, N.H., with wife Christi, wears his Tom Brady tee-shirt at the NASCAR race at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter)

LOUDON, N.H. -- Tom Brady could master a drive in more than the NFL.

New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels drove the honorary pace car for the Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. 



He also knows which Patriots star would make the best NASCAR driver: Brady, of course.



"Brady would be as competitive as anybody," McDaniels said. "If you play cards with him, he wants to kick your butt. It doesn't matter what the competition is. Ping-pong. Pool. I'm sure if you put him behind (the wheel of) the race car, he'd try and master that skill just like he's tried to master the skills in his sport that are really important, too."

And the one player McDaniels wouldn't want behind the wheel?



You guessed it.

"Gronkowski," he said to laughter.