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WWE superstar John Cena named honorary pace car driver for Daytona 500

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Right after the command to start engines occurs for the upcoming Daytona 500, World Wrestling Entertainment star and actor John Cena will get ready to rumble.

A 15-time WWE Heavyweight Champion, Cena on Friday was named honorary pace car driver for The Great American Race at Daytona International Speedway.

Sitting behind the wheel of a Toyota Camry, Cena will lead the way for the new, smaller 40-car field to the green flag.

Cena as an actor recently appeared in the movies “Trainwreck” and “Sisters” and will host the upcoming competition series American Grit on Fox.

The 58th Daytona 500 will be held on Sunday, February 21.

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