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Dominick Cruz To Be Honorary Pace Car Driver This Sunday

UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz may not be able to compete, but he can still jump in a car and be the honorary pace car driver for Sunday’s NASCAR SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500.

The race takes place from Phoenix International Speedway, and the track will be a sponsor for Cruz once he returns to action. “The Dominator” is currently rehabbing from a second knee operation.

“We are very excited to be sponsoring Dominick Cruz,” PIR president Bryan R. Sperber said. “The fact that Dominick is both an Arizonan and a NASCAR fan made this a great opportunity for us to support him.”

Cruz (19-1) previously served as the honorary pace car driver back in November for another NASCAR race at the track.

“Being from Arizona and being a NASCAR fan, it’s going to be an honor to wear the PIR logo on my trunks when I step into the Octagon,” Cruz said.