Fans can get taste of Wilson's other passion

Fans can get taste of Wilson's other passion

ARLINGTON -- For Friday and Saturday's games, C.J. Wilson's two passions -- baseball and car racing -- will intersect at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.

Wilson's racing trailer and Mazda Miata are between the first and home-plate gates for Rangers fans to check out. Fans will also be able to pick up a C.J. Wilson Racing shirt, the proceeds of which will benefit C.J. Wilson's Children's Charities.

The left-hander also thinks racing could be a future career for him.

"We'll see what the future holds," Wilson said. "The window for driving is a lot longer than the window for pitching. So when I'm done with baseball, that will be something I will be able to attack with my intense preparation skills."

Along with being a pitcher for the Rangers, Wilson also owns C.J. Wilson Racing. He said the move, made earlier this year, was a short leap.

"It really wasn't that big of a jump," Wilson said. "I already owned my own cars, so it was really just buying a rig. The hardest thing was making the logo. It's the logo I use for my charity stuff anyways, but I had a lot of help."

The cars are available to be viewed from 3-8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.