Tom Cruise to narrate racecar doc

Telefilm chronicles Rick Hendrick's NASCAR career

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Tom Cruise will narrate an upcoming documentary about the history of Hendrick Motorsports.

"TOGETHER: The Hendrick Motorsports Story" will air Oct. 11 on ABC before the network begins its coverage of the Sprint Cup Series race at California.

Cruise will narrate during never-before-seen footage and family photographs that chronicle Rick Hendrick's 25 years in NASCAR.

The actor became friendly with Hendrick when the car owner did some consulting for Cruise's racing film "Days of Thunder."

Cruise and his family have been periodic guests of Hendrick at races the past several years, and the actor sat at an HMS table during last year's championship celebration.