'Passion' Actor and Ad Participate in Daytona 500

( [email protected] ) Feb 18, 2004 06:51 AM EST

President George W. Bush wasn’t the only big name at 46th annual Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb.15, at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. James Caviezel, the actor who played the role of Jesus in the upcoming movie The Passion of the Christ, spent the some time in the pit of NASCAR driver Bobby Labonte. During the race, Labonte drove his number 18 Chevrolet racecar with an ad for the The Passion on the hood.

"Just consider it as a life insurance policy," Caviezel said.

Dale Earnhardt Junior was the race winner of the Daytona 500 on Sunday and continued his winning streak with the Hershey's Kisses 300 Busch-Series race on Monday.

“I had a great time,” Caviezel said during an interview Monday.