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UFC champ Jon Jones to serve as Daytona 500 honorary race official

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UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones is heading to NASCAR's Daytona 500.

Jones serves as an honorary race official for the 54th annual Sprint Cup Series race, which takes place Feb. 26 at Daytona International Speedway in Florida.

The season-opening NASCAR race airs on UFC broadcast partner FOX.

"I am thrilled to be able to serve as honorary race official at this year's Daytona 500, NASCAR's premier event," Jones stated in a release. "Like the UFC, NASCAR has a passionate and knowledgeable fan base, and I am honored that I will get to share this experience with them."

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Let's hope he and Dale Earnhardt Jr. swap streaks in some Freaky Friday-like fashion.

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interesting. i gotta say, this was the last thing i ever thought would happen. its good though, there is a shit ton of nascar fans, and it would be great to expose all those people to our sport. i cant say ill start watching nascar but i can respect it.

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They're doing a good job of hyping this thing up so far.

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I can see it now:

Redneck 1: "who is that guy"?
Redneck 2: "i think he used to play for the lakers, the one married to the fat kardashian"
Redneck 1: "i thought that was him"

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The season-opening NASCAR race airs on UFC broadcast partner FOX.



The 2011 Daytona 500 was watched by 15.6 million viewers in the U.S., and 182,000 attended in person.


Great stuff, those numbers are spectacular. Hopefully they push the UFC on FX 2 hard during the broadcast

Post #6   2/20/12 4:58:06PM