NORTHEAST: Pocono Announces Grand Marshal, Honorary Starter for June NASCAR Weekend

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Charlie Shaver, Chairman & CEO of Axalta Coating Systems, will serve as Grand Marshal for the Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400 at Pocono Raceway on June 5.

INDYCAR: Football Star Gerald McCoy Named Grand Marshal for Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — official event release — Chris Jones/IndyCar photo — Organizers of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg have named Gerald McCoy, four-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, as grand marshal of the 2016 event, which runs March 11-13. As Grand Marshal, McCoy will be involved in the pre-race ceremonies and will make the …

NSCS: Actor Gerard Butler Named Grand Marshal for 58th Running of the Daytona 500

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – official track release — Actor Gerard Butler, star of the action movie “London Has Fallen,” will serve as the grand marshal for Sunday’s Daytona 500. Butler will deliver the most famous words in motorsports: “Drivers, start your engines.” Along with the command, Butler will take part in other pre-race ceremonies, including riding in one of the Grand Marshal …

NSCS: Terry Labonte to Serve as Grand Marshal for Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington

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DARLINGTON, S.C. – official track release — NASCAR photo — Terry Labonte, who will be inducted into the 2016 class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, will serve as Grand Marshal for the Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on Sunday, Sept. 6. Labonte will give the command to start engines accompanied by Bojangles’ CEO Clifton Rutledge. Labonte’s involvement in …

NHRA: “Big Daddy” Don Garlits to Serve as Grand Marshal for AAA Texas Fall Nationals

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ENNIS, Texas – official series release — Don Garlits Museum photo — If ever there was a legend in drag racing, it’s “Big Daddy” Don Garlits. When Texas Motorplex opened its gates to the public – becoming the first ever super-stadium of drag racing – in August of 1986, Garlits was on his way to earning his ninth Car Craft …

NSCS: Vince Vaughan Named As Daytona 500 Grand Marshal

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – official release — Photo courtesy Daytona Int’l Speedway — Vince Vaughn, the star of 20th Century Fox’s and New Regency’s upcoming comedy “Unfinished Business,” in theaters everywhere March 6, will serve as Grand Marshal for the 57th annual Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Sunday, Feb. 22 at 1 p.m. ET on FOX from Daytona …

TUSC: Mass Named Grand Marshal for 2015 Rolex 24 at Daytona

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – official release — Rolex/Jad Sherif photo — Legendary German sports car and Formula One driver Jochen Mass will serve as the Grand Marshal for the 53rd edition of the Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 24-25, 2015 at Daytona Int’l Speedway. The event serves as the season-opening event for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. In his role …