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WWE Superstar Set to Take Center Stage at Upcoming NASCAR Cup Series Race in Charlotte

Published 05/28/2022, 11:30 AM EDT

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Lacey Evans gained recognition in WWE after her main roster debut. Evans, however, had to leave WWE in 2021 because of her pregnancy. On the last SmackDown before WrestleMania Backlash, Evans made her long-awaited WWE return.

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Additionally, on the latest episode of SmackDown, WWE made the announcement that Lacey Evans will appear in NASCAR’s Coca-Cola 600 as the race’s honorary Grand Marshal. Evans expressed his excitement on Twitter following the announcement that she will be a part of the NASCAR Cup Series.


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Evans, expressing her excitement on Twitter wrote, “Call me GRAND MARSHAL Evans.” In addition, after a series of tweets, she said, “I ain’t shutting up till I go to sleep. I’m excited. ” 

The Coca-Cola 600 is not only NASCAR’s longest race, but it also serves as a remembrance of America’s fallen heroes. Moreover, if you didn’t know before, she rose to prominence in WWE and she served as a USMC military police officer. Since she served in the military police, Evans appears to have been chosen by NASCAR to give the command to start the engines for Sunday’s Cup race in Charlotte.

Lacey Evans joining the NASCAR Cup Series has gotten a lot of praise from fans

Evans’ participation in the Coca-Cola 600 race in NASCAR has made quite a stir on social media since it was announced. Reacting to Evans’ tweet, one admirer said, “Well deserved. You’re a hero to many.”

On Twitter, Evans expressed her excitement by saying she is looking forward to seeing her fans at the race. Additionally, reacting to that, an admirer said he’d love the opportunity to meet her.


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Additionally, one fan expressed interest in watching the Cup Series solely to see her.

Another user congratulated Evans on Twitter and expressed his passion for NASCAR.

Evans asked her Twitter followers what she should wear on Sunday. One fan responded by saying he’d like to see her in her military gear.


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Evans’ entrance into NASCAR drew a lot of attention on Twitter. Additionally, Fans’ reactions flooded her Twitter feed.


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Adarsh Ojha


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Adarsh Ojha is a WWE and AEW Author at EssentiallySports. Before joining EssentiallySports, he gained valuable experience at Zee Entertainment and Awadh TV as a copywriter. An ardent fan of John Cena, Adarsh has earned his bachelor's degree in Broadcast and Communication.
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