he world‘s most patriotic racing event will feature a star-studded list of dignitaries, as the 63rd running of the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway is just four days from thrilling race fans from across the globe. No stranger to delivering in the ring, WWE Superstar Lacey Evans has been named Grand Marshal, and will deliver the most famous words in motorsports when she gives the command to fire engines before the start of Sunday‘s 600-mile showdown.
The weekend fun kicks off Friday with the ARCA Menards Series‘ General Tire 150 and the Camping World Truck Series N.C. Education Lottery 200 as well as an energetic performance at Circle K Speed Street by Grammy-nominated rapper Flo Rida. On Saturday, Xfinity Series drivers will battle for supremacy in the Alsco Uniforms 300 and the NASCAR Cup Series will take the track for the first time to set the field for Sunday‘s Coca-Cola 600. Steve Miller Band will rock the Circle K Speed Street stage. The party moves to the infield on Sunday as the legendary Lynyrd Skynyrd is scheduled to perform a 60-minute pre-race concert before the patriotic salute to the U.S. Armed Services and the green flag for the Coca-Cola 600.
Dignitaries for Saturday‘s Alsco Uniforms 300:
Honorary Starter: Chris Strickland, General Manager, Alsco Uniforms DurhamGrand Marshal: Mike Johnson, Sales Consultant, AlscoPresentation of Colors: Charlotte Fire Department Honor GuardInvocation: Will Strong, chaplainNational Anthem: Damien Fraser
Dignitaries for Sunday‘s Coca-Cola 600 include:
Honorary Race Director: Eric Tarr , West Virginia Finance ChairHonorary Pace Car Driver: DJ Moore, Carolina PanthersHonorary Starter: Virginia Lt. Gov. Winsome Earle-SearsGrand Marshal: Lacey Evans, WWE SuperstarGod Bless The USA: Lee GreenwoodPresentation of Colors: Joint Color GuardInvocation: Capt. Melvin Underwood, United States NavyAmazing Grace: Charlotte Fire Department Pipe BandTaps: Benjamin Aird, “The Commandant‘s Own” U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps21 Gun Salute: U.S. NavyNational Anthem: SPC Will McCarthy