Peyton Manning will serve as Honorary Pace Car Driver at 2018 Daytona 500

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Two-time Super Bowl winning quarterback Peyton Manning will serve as the Honorary Pace Car Driver for the 60th Annual Daytona 500, the Daytona International Speedway announced Tuesday.

The Daytona 500 will be held on Sunday at Daytona International Speedway.

“Serving as the Honorary Pace Car Driver will be a truly unique and exciting experience,” Manning said in a statement. “I want to thank NASCAR, Daytona International Speedway and Nationwide for making this possible. I’m really looking forward to race day.”

It’s fitting that Manning, once a concensus All-American, will now lead the great american race to the starting line. He was also named to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2017.

The green flag is set to drop at 2:30 p.m. ET Sunday afternoon on FOX.

This article orginally appeared in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution by JuliaKate E. Culpepper.

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