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Vince Vaughn named Grand Marshal for Daytona 500

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FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 04: Actor Vince Vaughn shakes hands with Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 DuPont Chevrolet, prior to the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 4, 2007 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images for NASCAR)

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Another bit of star power has been added to this month’s Daytona 500.

“Wedding Crashers” star Vince Vaughn has been named Grand Marshal for the Great American Race on Sunday, Feb. 22 at Daytona International Speedway.

In addition to giving drivers the command to start engines, he will also take part in pre-race ceremonies and ride in one of the Grand Marshal cars during the pace laps prior to green.

During the latter part, Vaughn may have to fight the need to take the wheel himself. He drove the pace car leading to the start of the 2007 fall Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway.

“Last year was an exciting one for NASCAR and I can’t wait to help kick off the 2015 season as the Daytona 500 Grand Marshal,” Vaughn said in a release. “The Daytona 500 is one of the biggest events in all of sports and I feel honored to be able to be a part of it in it in such a major way.”

Vaughn will also be promoting his new comedy, “Unfinished Business,” which hits theaters March 6.

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