Jon Jones
‘Gentleman, start your engines…’

The latest crossover between the UFC and NASCAR will happen during the racing league’s biggest event of the season.

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon ‘Bones’ Jones will serve as an honorary race official for the running of the 54th annual Daytona 500 on Feb 26.

As an honorary race official, Jones will participate in pre-race meetings, ceremonies and ride in one of the honorary official race cars ahead of the race being run in Florida.

“Jon ‘Bones’ Jones is the biggest name in mixed martial arts,” Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III said. “We are excited to welcome him to the ‘World Center of Racing’ and have him be a part of the pre-race ceremonies for NASCAR’s biggest, richest and most prestigious race.”

Jones is currently in the early preparation stages for his upcoming UFC 145 showdown with former teammate and top contender Rashad Evans, but he’ll take a little time off to enjoy the festivities surrounding the Daytona 500 this weekend.

“I am thrilled to be able to serve as Honorary Race Official at this year’s Daytona 500, NASCAR’s premier event,” Jones said. “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.”

The Daytona 500 kicks off on Sunday, Feb 26 at 1pm ET.

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