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Daytona 500 2013: Actor James Franco Named Grand Marshal for Prestigious Race

Oscar-nominated actor James Franco has been named as the grand marshal for NASCAR's renowned Daytona 500, according to a report by Fox Sports on Friday. The report notes that Franco will utter the famous phrase, "Drivers, start your engines!" in the 55th running of the race on Feb. 24, and it also broke down what else he will be doing in his unique position:[Franco will] also be introduced at the drivers' meeting, participate in prerace ceremonies and ride in one of the grand marshal cars during the pace laps prior to the green flag of the 200-lap, 500-mile race.Franco is making this special appearance rather appropriately, as he slated to be the title character in his upcoming film Oz the Great and Powerful.The Sam Raimi-directed Dis...

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