UFC fighter Miesha Tate will be dropping the green flag to start the NASCAR race at Martinsville Speedway Oct. 26th.
UFC's Mixed Martial Arts star Miesha Tate will drop the green flag at Martinsville Speedway for the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 on Oct. 26th.
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The No. 2-ranked UFC women's bantamweight fighter says about the honor:
"I have had the opportunity to do a lot of cool things in my life, but attending my first race and dropping the green flag might be one of the coolest things I have ever done," Tate said.
Miesha Tate added: "I think we're both top-tier athletes, both UFC fighters and NASCAR drivers. We all work really hard to be where we're at. The fans are similar in that they enjoy the excitement each sport offers and that's why they watch and partake in them. I think that fans of NASCAR would naturally gravitate to the UFC, and vice versa, if we could just bridge that gap a bit better between both worlds."
Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell hopes that the selection of Miesha Tate will combine the fan bases of UFC and NASCAR.
The Sprint Cup Series will take the track for the Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 at 1:30 p.m. ET on Oct. 26th. You can watch Misha Tate's green flag drop live on ESPN.
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