August 15, 2010 on ESPN
400 co-grand marshals announced
Mich. -- Five-time heavyweight boxing champion
Evander Holyfield has been named co-grand marshal for
this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series CARFAX 400
at Michigan International Speedway.
“Real Deal” Holyfield is the only professional
boxer to win the heavyweight boxing title five times and
is one of the greatest boxers in history. The former contestant
of the first season of “Dancing with the Stars”
has an impressive boxing record of 43 wins (28 by knock
out), 10 losses and 2 draws.
look forward to being the co-grand marshal for the CARFAX
400 and meeting all the great fans at Michigan International
Speedway,” Holyfield said.
Craig, a 17-old native of Hickory, N.C., is also co-grand
marshal Sunday. Her wish through the Make-A-Wish Foundation
is to say the most famous words in motorsports: “Gentlemen,
start your engines!” Craig, who was born with spina
bifida, is a life-long NASCAR fan whose favorite driver
is Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Saving Abel, along with Matthew Stamm, son of Asbury Automotive
Group Vice President John Stamm, will handle the duty
for the NASCAR Nationwide Series CARFAX 250 on Saturday.
Abel, from Corinth, Miss., is best known for the chart-topping
hit “Addicted” and will headline a post-race
concert Saturday in Lot 10.
have four fantastic representatives this year to fire
everyone up for both races,” said Larry Gamache,
communications director at Carfax. “Virginia
is a delightful girl whose one wish is to grand marshal
a NASCAR race, which we’re proud to grant. Matthew
and Saving Abel bring tons of energy to the first race
of the weekend. Finally, it’s an honor to have a
great champion like Evander Holyfield help us kick off
the CARFAX 400.”
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