DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Kyle Petty will serve as Grand Marshal for the 51st annual Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Saturday, July 4 at Daytona International Speedway.

Petty, who is currently serving as an analyst for TNT, will give the command “Gentlemen, start your engines” to the 43-car field and to his father Richard Petty, who will pace the field in a replica 200th-winning No. 43 car.

“On a weekend where we’re honoring Richard Petty and his 25th anniversary of his 200th win, we’re proud to have Kyle deliver the starting command,” Daytona International Speedway President Robin Braig said. “The Petty family has always had a strong bond with Daytona International Speedway and it’s going to be a special moment for race fans to have Kyle utter the four most famous words in motorsports to both is father and 43 stars of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.”

Petty’s father Richard will be honored throughout the weekend during the 25th anniversary celebration of his historic 200th win, which took place July 4, 1984 with President Ronald Reagan in attendance.

In addition to pacing the field in a No. 43 car, Daytona International Speedway has a number of special activities planned with Richard Petty including fan forums, displays of race-winning Petty cars and a Suite with Richard Petty ticket package.

Tickets for the Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola on Saturday night, July 4 are available on your web-enabled phone at, online at or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP.