Dover International Speedway announced Wednesday that three-time Grammy Award winner Wyclef Jean will serve as grand marshal of the Apache Warrior 400 NASCAR Cup race at the Monster Mile on October 1.
Jean will give the command for drivers to start their engines prior to the first elimination race of the 2017 NASCAR Cup playoffs. The first four drivers of the original 16-driver playoff field will be eliminated after this race.
A native of Haiti, Jean began his career as a member of The Fugees before going on to a highly successful solo career that has seen him sell over 100 million records worldwide.
The race weekend at Dover will include a NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race on Friday, Sept. 29, the NASCAR Xfinity Series’ “Use Your Melon. Drive Sober 200” on Saturday, Sept. 30, and the NASCAR Cup race on Oct. 1.