A NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car won't be the only fast vehicle to hit the track Sunday for the UAW-Dodge 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

The No. 77 Century Class S/T Freightliner, driven by race and stunt driver Mike Ryan, will be making its debut to NASCAR fans during the National Anthem prior to the start of the UAW-Dodge 400 and will carry the U.S. flag behind it.

Mike Ryan has been winning with this fast Freightliner for more than a decade at the Pikes Peak (Colo.) International Hill Climb.  After an upgrade in 2005, he set new qualifying and race times in 2006.

Recognized as one of the world's toughest automotive races, the Pike's Peak course is 12.46 miles long with 156 turns and no guard rails. Drivers start at an altitude 9,400 ft. above sea level and finish at 14,100 ft.

Ryan has participated in the Pike's Peak race for 12 years, winning 10 times and setting class records six times.

"It is a privilege to carry the American flag anytime, anywhere," said Ryan. "Flying it in front of NASCAR fans before the start of the UAW-Dodge 400 will be an unforgettable honor."

Riding in the passenger seat of the Freightliner Race Truck will be Tim Bressler, assistant director of the United Auto Workers' Heavy Truck Department.

"The United Auto Workers are excited about the representation of their Freightliner products this weekend at the UAW-Dodge 400," said Bressler.  "UAW, Dodge and Freightliner have a winning tradition and that tradition continues through Mike Ryan and his record at Pikes Peak."