Nov 9, 2013; Chapel Hill, NC, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels head coach Larry Fedora reacts in the first quarter at Kenan Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Larry Fedora to drive pace car at Martinsville Speedway on March 30

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If there’s one thing people in North Carolina love more than their college basketball, it’s NASCAR and at the March 30 NASCAR race at Martinsville Speedway, North Carolina Tar Heels head football coach Larry Fedora will be the honorary pace car driver for the race.

“Last year at Martinsville was my first short-track race and it was phenomenal,” Fedora wrote in a news release from Martinsville Speedway. “That’s where it’s at. It’s non-stop action all the time. It’s exciting and high-tempo. It’s pretty special at Martinsville.”

“I’m extremely excited … I really can’t tell you how excited I am,” Fedora said of his upcoming pace-car duties. “I’ve done a ride-along and I plan on driving a race car one day, but this is the biggest thing for me so far.”

Fedora and the Tar Heels are coming off a seven-win season that culminated with a 39-17 win in the Belk Bowl over the Cincinnati Bearcats. Through two seasons Fedora carries with him a 15-10 record in Chapel Hell including a 9-7 record in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

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