June 14, 2009 on TNT
Lions head coach Jim Schwartz to serve as LifeLock 400
Mich. -- Detroit Lions Head Coach Jim Schwartz
will wave the green flag as Honorary Starter for Sunday’s
LifeLock 400 at Michigan International Speedway.
who will begin his first season as the Lions’ head
coach this fall, not only loves football, but shares a
love of NASCAR, as well.
a big NASCAR fan,” he said. “So to be involved
with the race, in the shadow of Detroit, The Motor City,
is an absolute thrill. I’ve always been impressed
with the incredible loyalty of NASCAR fans. They stick
with their teams and drivers thru thick and thin. They
have the same type of passion and loyalty Lions’
fans have for our football team.”
honorary starter duties include waving the green flag
to start the race. Schwartz will also receive a pace car
ride from NASCAR’s official pace car driver Brett
Bodine and attend the NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers’
meeting with members of the Detroit Lions football team.
other dignitaries at Michigan International Speedway during
the LifeLock 400 will be Detroit native Kid Rock, who
will serve as grand marshal; Michigan Lt. Gov. John Cherry,
who will serve as an honorary official and drive one of
the pace cars; NCAA basketball champion with Duke University
and Houston Rocket Shane Battier; John Beilein, University
of Michigan head men’s basketball coach; and TNA
professional wrestlers Rhino (a Detroit, Mich. native)
and Taylor Wilde.
Marshal Kid Rock will give the command at 2:07 p.m. on
Sunday, starting the LifeLock 400, followed by Schwartz,
who will wave the green flag at 2:16 p.m.
Army Chorus A Cappella Team will sing the national anthem;
and Windsor, Ontario, Canada’s own Amy Rivard, star
of “Celtic Woman” and “Riverdance”
will sing the Canadian national anthem.
in the lush Irish Hills of Southeastern Michigan, Michigan
International Speedway is the Great Escape, a venerable
NASCAR national park where fans can get away and enjoy
the very best in racing and camaraderie. It’s the
love of racing and the thrill of a great time for race
fans and drivers alike.
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