Wilder To Serve as Honorary Pace Car Driver at GEICO 500

TALLADEGA, Ala. — Let‘s Get Ready to RACE! World Boxing Council‘s (WBC) current World Heavyweight Champion and Tuscaloosa, Ala., native Deontay Wilder, will serve as the Honorary Pace Car Driver for this Sunday‘s GEICO 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway (April 29).

Prior to the start of the GEICO 500, Wilder — “The Bronze Bomber” — will lead the field around the mammoth 2.66-mile track in the Official Ford Mustang GT Pace Car and take them to the green flag to start off the much-anticipated event.

Wilder, 32, has risen to be one of the most dominant boxers in the world with a 40-0 record, 39 by knockout. Driven by an indomitable will and a relentless work ethic, he has decimated his foes on his way to fulfilling his destiny.

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He is considered the most dynamic heavyweight boxer, and pound-for-pound, one of the best boxers in the world. Wilder is not limited by boxing. He uses his unique platform as heavyweight champion of the world to touch the lives of others. The 2008 Olympian is inspired by his idol Muhammad Ali to become a humanitarian force in the world.

Boxing was not his first impulse. Like many children of the south he longed to play football on Saturdays and Sundays. But, an unanticipated obstacle changed the course of his life. Wilder‘s daughter was born with spina bifida, so he put aside his childhood dream and took on the responsibilities of being a father.

Determined to provide for his daughter and family, Wilder, now a father of four, took up boxing. He soon discovered he was a natural. In short order, he began to shape his masterful career.

The GEICO 500 is set to get the green flag at 1 p.m. (CDT). Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., is the defending champion. The Sparks Energy 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series event is set for this Saturday (April 28), at 2 p.m. (CDT), while the General Tire 200 ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards race will kick off the weekend at 5 p.m. (CDT) on Friday (April 27).

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Jimmy gold on 04-29-2018

If wilder drives as a bad as he fights he must suck at driving

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 04-26-2018

Quote: Originally Posted by Switch Hitter93 View Post What if wilder goes berserk whilst driving starts doing doughnuts to replicate the patented windmill technique? His head out the drivers window screaming bombsquad whilst doing 150 mph down the track Quote:…

Comment by Gennadyevichggg on 04-26-2018

[QUOTE=PunchyPotorff;18707972]LOL!! And they find reefer in the car when he bails after taking out a concession stand or two in the midway. LOL!![/QUOTE] That would be fuking hilarious, he'd say hearn paid someone off to plant it try to get…

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 04-26-2018

[QUOTE=Switch Hitter93;18704398]What if wilder goes berserk whilst driving starts doing doughnuts to replicate the patented windmill technique? His head out the drivers window screaming bombsquad whilst doing 150 mph down the track[/QUOTE] LOL!! And they find reefer in the car…

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 04-26-2018

Quote: Originally Posted by deanrw View Post Is there anything Wilder cannot do? [QUOTE=Deontay Wilder;18704396]Theres one thing I dont know how to do and thats how to lose a fight![/QUOTE] No worries. Anthony will teach you soon enough. LOL

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