Article

Cruz Honorary Pace Car Driver for NASCAR Event

UFC® CHAMPION DOMINICK CRUZ NAMED HONORARY PACE CAR DRIVER FOR NOVEMBER 11 ADVOCARE 500
Phoenix International Raceway President Bryan R. Sperber announced today that Ultimate Fighting Championship® bantamweight champion, and former star of The Ultimate Fighter® Live on FX, Dominick Cruz has been named Honorary Pace Car Driver for the AdvoCare 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday, November 11.

“We are honored to have Dominick Cruz as our Honorary Pace Car Driver, he has always represented his sport and the state of Arizona with class,” said Sperber. “We know our fans will be excited to see him drive the pace car on race day.”

Born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, Cruz, 27, has ascended to the top of his profession. Known for his outstanding speed and footwork, Cruz has compiled a 19-1-0 professional record that includes wins over the likes of Demetrious Johnson, Urijah Faber, Scott Jorgensen, Joseph Benavidez and Brian Bowles.

“I’m excited to be making my return to PIR and the Advocare 500 NASCAR race,” said Cruz. “My first experience in the pace car was one of the coolest and most unique opportunities I have ever had. To feel even a sliver of the adrenaline that these drivers experience was so awesome and I can’t wait to do it again.”

Cruz will participate in pre-race ceremonies and will make appearances onsite at PIR on Sunday, November 11. Additional information on race weekend activities is available on Phoenix International Raceway’s official website at www.phoenixraceway.com.

Watch Past Fights

Saturday, October 1
11PM/8PM
ETPT
Portland, Oregon

Media

Recent
A world-class jiu-jitsu fighter and a brash Florida powerhouse lay it on the line for a spot in the quarterfinals in an all-new The Ultimate Fighter tonight at 10pm ET on TSN 5.
28-Sep-2016
Meet Ronaldo Candido, a flyweight contestant on Season 24 of The Ultimate Fighter: Team Benavidez vs Team Cejudo
28-Sep-2016
Meet Jaime Alvarez, a flyweight contestant on Season 24 of The Ultimate Fighter: Team Benavidez vs Team Cejudo
28-Sep-2016
Watch the UFC 205 press conference from Madison Square Garden in New York City on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 6pm/3pm ETPT.
27-Sep-2016