Wrestling legend and current WWE Universal Champion Bill Goldberg will serve as the honorary Chevy pace car driver for the Food City 500.
Goldberg will drive the official Chevy pace car prior to the start of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, April 23. The wrestling legend served as host of Bristol’s fan favorite driver intros during the last two April race weekends.
“Bill Goldberg has always brought an energy that gets all of us extra pumped for the Food City 500,” said Jerry Caldwell, executive vice president and general manager of Bristol Motor Speedway. “After headlining the biggest wrestling event on the planet, we can’t wait for him to experience what it is like to lead 40 of NASCAR’s best around the half-mile high banks of The Last Great Colosseum prior to the green flag.”
Goldberg returned to wrestling action with WWE in late 2016, defeating fellow superstar and former UFC fighter Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series 2016 and the 2017 Royal Rumble. This Sunday, the pair will headline at wrestling’s grandest stage, Wrestlemania 33. Goldberg won his first WWE Universal Championship earlier this month, defeating then-champion Kevin Owens at WWE Fastlane.
“My first NASCAR experience occurred at Bristol Motor Speedway, so it only makes sense to keep coming back,” said Goldberg, who is the only wrestler in history to have won the WWE Universal, WWE World Heavweight and WCW World Heavyweight titles. “I can’t wait to drive the official pace car and lead the Food City 500 field to the green flag. It’s going to be one of the coolest experiences of my life.”
In addition to his role as honorary Chevy pace car driver, Goldberg will also participate in pre-race ceremonies, fan meet-and-greets and serve as a host for Colossus TV.
Tickets for the Food City 500 weekend are still available. Weekend packages start at just $99 for adults and $10 for kids (12-and-under).
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