Olympian Sarah True to Drive Pace Car
Sarah True, a resident of Hanover, N.H., and one of the top-ranked Olympic Triathletes in the world, will set the pace for Sunday's SYLVANIA 300, the second race in NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. True, who will represent the United States in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Brazil, will get behind the wheel of the Official Toyota Camry Pace Car, leading the field to the green flag for the start of the race at 2:15 p.m.
"While I've raced my bike around NHMS, I never dreamed that I'd be hitting the track in the pace car," said True, who finished one spot out of a medal in fourth place at the 2012 London Olympic Games. "As both a New Hampshirite and NASCAR fan, I can't imagine a more incredible honor. These drivers and their teams are finely-tuned racing machines; I can't wait to pick up some speed tips from them."
True is the second-ranked female triathlete in the U.S. and third in the world. She is one of two women who have already been named U.S. Olympic Team for the 2016 Rio Games.
True and her husband, Ben True, are huge fans of NASCAR, specifically six-time Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson. Ben is also competing for a spot on the Rio Olympic Team.
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