UFC champion Dominick Cruz set to play role at upcoming NASCAR race

UFC bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz will follow in the footsteps of UFC light heavyweight title-holder Jon Jones as the honorary pace car driver for today’s SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500 NASCAR race.

Jones was involved in pre-race festivities for the Daytona 500, also televised live by FOX. The UFC and FOX signed a multi-year deal last year to broadcast several events throughout the FOX-owned networks.

Cruz will also increase his profile by coaching on the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter opposite rival Urijah Faber. The two will square off in July for Cruz’s belt as well, marking the third time they’ve fought with each picking up a win in their first two encounters. TUF 15 will mark the first season of the hit reality show featuring live fights. Things fire up beginning March 9 with sixteen live scraps to determine who enters the house.

The SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500 takes place from Phoenix and the Phoenix International Raceway.

PHOTO CREDIT – UFC/NASCAR

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