Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will be the grand marshal for the Daytona 500 this year. He will command the drivers to start their engines on Sunday, February 18.
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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will be the grand marshal for the Daytona 500 this year.

He will command the drivers to start their engines on Sunday, February 18.

Not The Rock’s First NASCAR Race

The race will take place at its traditional home of the Daytona International Speedway in in Daytona Beach, Florida.

SE Scoops reports, “This is the 66th edition of the Daytona 500, and Johnson’s opening command will be for 40 race car drivers participating in the race.”

The story continued:

This isn’t the first time a WWE star has been involved as a grand marshal for NASCAR. Johnson himself served in the role for a Cup Series race at the Texas Motor Speedway in 2004. Last October, Liv Morgan was the grand marshal for the fall race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, and in 2021, Sasha Banks was the honorary starter for the Daytona 500. John Cena has also been involved several times with NASCAR races.

Some other celebrities who have appeared as grand marshal include Pitbull and Pro Football Hall of Famer Charles Woodson over the years. Last year, NASCAR legends had taken on the role of grand marshal. This was done in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the sport.

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Taking On Reigns at WrestleMania?

Johnson has also been rumored to compete in this year’s WrestleMania 40 against his cousin Roman Reigns, who is the current WWE Universal champion (WWE Rumors).

But there has been no confirmation of that to date.

But get ready for The Rock on February 18.

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