Petty continues the tradition of high-profile celebrities, politicians and athletes that have served as Honorary Starter for the Daytona 500. Former NASCAR driver Phil Parsons was the Honorary Starter in 2007. Olympic snowboard medalists Hannah Teter and Gretchen Bleiler, who led the United States to a 1-2 finish in the women's halfpipe, served as Co-Honorary Starters in 2006. Actor Ashton Kutcher waved the green flag for the 2005 Daytona 500 and comedian Whoopi Goldberg started the 2004 edition of "The Great American Race." Singer Mariah Carey sang the National Anthem and served as the Honorary Starter for the 2003 Daytona 500.
8.17.2018'Titans At Daytona' to showcase Street Fighter Champions at the “World Center of Racing”
7.23.2018Tickets for the 57th Rolex 24 At DAYTONA on January 26-27 will go on sale on Tuesday, July 24.
7.8.2018Erik Jones wins 60th Annual Coke Zero Sugar 400 in ‘Double NASCAR Overtime’ for first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory.
7.6.2018Chase Elliott wins the pole for the Coke Zero Sugar 400; Kyle Larson wins the Coca-Cola Firecracker 250.