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Randy Couture to drive Pepsi 500 pace car

Randy Couture will serve as a honorary race official and drive the pace car at the Pepsi 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Sunday, Aug. 31 at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.

Taking the wheel of the official Chevrolet pace car during the pre-race ceremonies, Couture will be in charge of helping other races cars maintain a safe speed during warm-up laps.

Affliction, which sponsors Couture, will make its NASCAR sponsorship debut at this event. Teaming with Michael Waltrip Racing, 51-year-old driver Mike Skinner will race around the two-mile D-shaped oval in a car plastered with graphics for Affliction's Oct. 11 "Day of Reckoning" event.