RICHMOND, Va. -

With race week in Richmond, the pace car will be driven by a familiar face.

Washington Redskins Quarterback Robert Griffin III will be driving the pace car for the Toyota Owners 400.

Training Camp for the Skins is only 4 and a half miles from Richmond International Raceway.

Prior to leading the field to the Green Flag, he'll go through Pace Car training and get together with legendary Washington Redskins Coach and NASCAR team owner Joe Gibbs for a garage tour.

"I thought it was a long shot," said RIR President Dennis Bickmeier. "It's been a fun couple of weeks [to make this happen] and I'm really happy that it has happened."