Vaughn named grand marshal

Vaughn named grand marshal

The 44-year-old will give the command to start engines for NASCAR’s biggest race on February 22, becoming the latest celebrity grand marshal at the season opener.



By (AP)

Published: Thu 12 Feb 2015, 7:59 PM

Last updated: Thu 25 Jun 2015, 8:30 PM

Actor Vince Vaughn, who starred in the movies Wedding Crashers, Old School and Swingers, will serve as grand marshal for the upcoming Daytona 500.

The 44-year-old will give the command to start engines for NASCAR’s biggest race on February 22, becoming the latest celebrity grand marshal at the season opener.

The list includes fellow actors Ben Affleck, John Travolta, Nicolas Cage and Matthew McConaughey. Chris Evans was grand marshal in 2014.

Vaughn’s appearance coincides with the release of his next movie, Unfinished Business, which hits theatres on March 6.

Vaughn, who was an honorary pace car driver at Texas Motor Speedway in 2007, says the Daytona 500 “is one of the biggest events in all of sports, and I feel honoured to be able to be a part of it in it in such a major way.” 


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