Captain America actor Chris Evans tabbed as Daytona 500 Grand Marshal

captainamerica

Chris Evans has been tabbed as the¬†Daytona 500 Grand Marshal, taking on The Great American race duties of announcing the worlds most famous words in motorsports, “Drivers, start your engines.”

Evans stars in Captain America, and will be promoting the series second film – ‘The Winter Soldier,” that is set to release on April, 4.

“What better way to kick-off ‘The Great American Race’ than with Captain America, Chris Evans, giving the command to start engines?” Daytona International Speedway president Joie Chitwood III said.

“We look forward to having him be a part of our pre-race ceremonies in front of more than 100,000 race fans in attendance and millions more watching on Fox as we launch the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.”

Gary Sinise is this year’s honorary starter and will wave the green flag.

Sign Up Tireball Sports E-mail Newsletter

  • NASCAR News Delivered To Your Inbox!
  • Hottest Stories In NFL, MLB, NHL & More
  • Easy Access to Our Website

One e-mail sent every morning - join now!