|Chuck Liddell poses with fans during driver introductions for the Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 on November 9, 2014|
|Anderson Silva poses with Phoenix Raceway President Bryan R. Sperber |
before leading the field in the Kobalt Tools 500 on November 13, 2011.
Dominick Cruz– Dominick, from Tucson, Ariz., was a hometown hero as he paced the field of the AdvoCare 500 on November 11, 2012. After serving in the same role in the SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500™ on March 3, 2013, the former bantamweight champion and star of The Ultimate Fighter® Live continued his partnership with Phoenix Raceway as they sponsored him in a fight versus Takeya Mizugaki in Las Vegas in 2014. Dominick recently returned to the track as the honorary pace car driver in the Good Sam 500 on March 15, 2016.
|Benson Henderson, pace car driver for the|
Advocare 500 on November 10, 2013, stands
in fronts of his MMA gym in Glendale, Ariz.
Chael Sonnen – Also known as “The American Gangster”, UFC fighter and FOX Sports analyst Chael Sonnen came to Phoenix Raceway as the Honorary Pace Car Driver for The Profit on CNBC 500 on March 2, 2014. When not fighting in the Octagon, Chael was the host of UFC Tonight on FS1.
Chuck Liddell – Regarded as one of the greatest light heavyweights in the history of professional mixed martial arts, the track was thrilled to have Chuck Liddell behind the wheel of the official pace car in the Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 on November 9, 2014. In addition to adding pace car driver to his resume, the former light-heavyweight champion was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame in 2009 and published an autobiography titled "Iceman: My Fighting Life," in 2008.
|Dan Henderson waves to the crowd at driver introductions |
for the Camping World.com 500 on March 15, 2015.
Brian Stann – Phoenix Raceway was honored to have this Marine Corp Veteran as the honorary pace car driver in the Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 as part of Veterans Day Weekend on November 15, 2015. Stann played middle linebacker for the U.S. Naval Academy and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics in 2003 before serving two deployments in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. The versatile fighter retired from the UFC in 2013 and is a nationally-recognized fight analyst and speaker, while also leading Hire Heroes USA, a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit that empowers U.S. military members, veterans and their spouses to succeed in the civilian workforce.