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Carl Edwards and Travis Pastrana represent US at ROC 2010 – Click above to watch video after the jump

The 2010 Race of Champions, a motorsports event with global intrigue, is scheduled for November 27-28 and will be held at the ESPRIT arena in Düsseldorf, Germany. There are currently eight confirmed drivers gunning to be the number one worldwide wheelman.

Representing the United States will be 2007 NASCAR Champion Carl Edwards and 11-time X-Games Gold Medalist Travis Pastrana. Edwards ran in the 2008 ROC event along with Tanner Foust, who replaced Patrana after the rally-racer broke his hip a week prior to the event. Pastrana has competed in the Race of Champions as far back as 2005, including a stint in 2006 where he drove every round for the Stars and Stripes. Both Jimmie Johnson and Scott Speed were injured that year with no replacements lined up. Pastrana still managed to come in second that year.

The Race of Champions was started back in 1988 by rally extraordinaire Michèle Mouton and IMP president Frederik Johnsson. The goal was to find out who was the best rally driver, but the competition has expanded to allow competitors from all types of motorsport disciplines. In addition to Pastrana and Edwards, we know that Michael Schumacher, Alain Prost, Sébastien Loeb, Sebastian Vettel, Tom Kristensen and Andy Priaulx are all confirmed for the 2010 ROC.

Mark the date on your calendars now because that lineup (plus more drivers to be announced) is sure to provide plenty of breathtaking displays of driving precision, and hit the jump for a video.

  • Sebastian Vettel in action in a ROC Car.
  • Michael Schumacher in action in an RX 150.
  • Michael Schumacher waves to the crowd from the cockpit of a ROC Car after winning the Nations Cup for Team Germany.
  • Mattias Ekstrom v Mick Doohan.
  • Sebastian Vettel races Ho-Pin Tung in the Solution F Prototypes for a China v Germany Heat.
  • Andy Priaulx (Team GB) at the wheel of a Solution F Prototype.
  • Giniel de Villiers in a Solution F Prototype.
  • Emanuele Pirro in a Team Monaco Solution F Prototype.
  • Sebastian Vettel in a Ford Focus WRC 09 for Team Germany.
  • Clivio Piccione in a Team Monaco KTM X-Bow.
  • Team GB v Germany - Michael Schumacher battles Jenson Button in the ROC Car.
  • Michael Schumacher in a Team Germany KTM X-Bow.
  • Mattias Ekstrom salutes the crowd from his KTM X-Bow after winning.
  • Mattias Ekstrom and Michael Schumacher celebrate.
  • Sebastian Vettel and Michael Schumacher celebrate after winning the Nations Cup for Team Germany.
  • Michael Schumacher and Mattias Ekstrom celebrate on the podium.
  • Mattias Ekstrom celebrates on the podium.

[Source: ESPN, Race of Champions]

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    • 1 Second Ago
      • 5 Years Ago
      One I get,..one I do not.

      ROC is a rally course,....hope Trav can win it all!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Let me guess, you don't get the Carl Edwards choice?

        Well here's some info for you...

        Carl beat Michael Shumacher 2 years ago at ROC.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Pastrana's performance a few years ago when he entered the nations cup alone was absolutely amazing. I was really hoping he'd be able to win it, but second place alone in a team sport is pretty good.
      • 5 Years Ago
      And carl was nascar nationwide champion Jimmie has 5 in a row so that includes 2007 sprint championships
        • 5 Years Ago
        4 time champion, not five.
      • 5 Years Ago
      it's hard not to like Pastrana
      • 5 Years Ago
      Schumacher's real forte is open-wheel cars. Carl beat him in a closed-wheel car. [Yes, I am a Schumacher fanboy.]
        • 5 Years Ago

        You are incorrect.

        The 458 Italia did not beat the FXX around Fiorano, it beat the Enzo. The FXX has over 800 hp and is essentially a GT race car.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yes, you are a fanboy. You provided an excuse for Shumi, which is what fanboys do.

        Shumi is a master at closed-wheel cars, not just open-wheel. He took the Ferrari F430 Scuderia around Fiorano faster than the more powerful Enzo. He murdered the FXX's time around the same track with the new 458. He also broke the Top Gear Track record dressed as The Stig in the FXX Evolution.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I like both of these drivers. Great choices.
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