Daytona International Speedway has announced that Kevin James, the star and executive producer of the sitcom “The Crew” for Netflix, now streaming, will serve as the Grand Marshal for this Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race on the Daytona Road Course (FOX, MRN Radio and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).
In addition, CeCe Winans, the best-selling and most-awarded female gospel artist of all-time, will perform the pre-race National Anthem. The event, set for a 3:00 p.m. ET start, will mark the second time that that the NASCAR Cup Series has competed on the storied 14-turn, 3.61-mile tri-oval road course at Daytona International Speedway. To be a part of the action, fans can visit www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or call 1-800-PITSHOP.
Both the command for drivers to “Start Your Engines” by James, and Winans’ rendition of the Star Spangled Banner, will be conducted virtually.
The Daytona Road Course Weekend kicks off this Friday (Feb. 19), with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series while Saturday’s (Feb. 20) action will feature the NASCAR Xfinity Series.
All events at Daytona International Speedway will be conducted in accordance with enhanced safety protocols and procedures to provide a safe environment for guests, NASCAR competitors, employees and the local community. All guests will be screened before entering the facility and will be required to wear face coverings while maintaining six feet social distancing throughout their visit.