2018 Daytona 500: Peyton Manning to drive pace car
Peyton Manning is headed to the track.
Daytona International Speedway on Tuesday announced that the former NFL quarterback and future Pro Football Hall of Famer will drive the pace car in the laps just before the start of Sunday's Daytona 500.
"Serving as the honorary pace-car driver will be a truly unique and exciting experience," Manning said in a news release.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. will serve as the grand marshal and deliver the command, and actress Charlize Theron will wave the green flag.
Alex Bowman, who replaced Earnhardt in the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, and Denny Hamlin are slated to start in the front row.