Daytona International Speedway has named global music star and new NASCAR team co-owner Pitbull as Grand Marshal for the Feb. 14 Daytona 500.
As part of his role, the Grammy award winner will give the command for the 40-car field to start engines ahead of “The Great American Race.”
“We’re honored to have someone as accomplished and respected as Pitbull be a part of the 63rd running of the Daytona 500,” track president Chip Wile said in a statement.
“He is not just a world renowned artist, Pitbull has made his mark as a philanthropist and businessman, most recently announcing he has joined the NASCAR ranks as a co-owner with Justin Marks at Trackhouse Racing with driver Daniel Suárez.
“We’re proud to welcome Pitbull to our great sport and I can’t wait to hear him deliver the most famous words in motorsports ahead of the Great American Race.”
It’s an honor to be named the Grand Marshal for the 63rd DAYTONA 500. It’s exciting to mix culture, music and sports. Unity at its finest. So let’s get ready to start engines, Dale! @NASCAR https://t.co/zmphbAdhK4
— Pitbull (@pitbull) February 1, 2021