Hope there's some extra head room.

Former Detroit Pistons great Ben Wallace, at 6-foot-9, has been chosen to drive the pace car for Sunday's NASCAR Cup race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich.

Wallace, 43, played for the Pistons from 2000-06 and again from 2009 until he retired in 2012. He helped them to the 2002 NBA championship.

He recently became a co-owner of the Pistons' G-League team in Grand Rapids.

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Sunday's NASCAR race, the Consumers Energy 400, starts at 2:30 p.m.

Hopefully Wallace will drive better than than GM executive Mark Reuss, who crashed at the start of an IndyCar race on Belle Isle earlier this summer.

Consumers Energy 400

When: 2:30 p.m. Sunday

Where: Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, Mich.


Support race: Trucks, Corrigan Oil 200, 1 p.m. Saturday