Houston Texans star J.J. Watt is about to duty a grand organise for a Daytona 500, creation him a primary NFL member to yield a authority for drivers to starts their engines progressing than NASCAR’s many obvious competition on Sunday. (Bob Levey/Getty Photographs)
Houston Texans defensive finish J.J. Watt is about to lift out an NFL initial during “The Nice American Race,” a Daytona 500.
He’ll duty a grand organise for a Daytona 500, creation him a primary NFL member to yield a authority for drivers to starts their engines progressing than NASCAR’s many obvious competition this entrance weekend, officers introduced.
“I’m respected to have a possibility to duty Grand Marshal for this 12 months’s ‘Nice American Race,’” Watt mentioned, in response to NASCAR. “The Daytona 500 is a unequivocally iconic arise with a rich chronological past and I’m really a lot perplexing forward to holding within a suit adult close and private this 12 months.”
Six days progressing than a 61st operative of “The Nice American Race,” Daytona Worldwide Speedway introduced J.J. Watt will duty a grand organise for a Daytona 500. (AP Photograph/Terry Renna)
Daytona Worldwide Speedway done a proclamation Monday, 6 days progressing than a 61st operative of a race.
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Watt is a three-time NFL Defensive Participant of a Yr and obvious for his gift work with a Justin J. Watt Basis, that offers after-school alternatives for youngsters.
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Following Hurricane Harvey in 2017, Watt set a design to boost $200,000 for replacement efforts in Houston. He finished adult elevating larger than $41 million, portion to acquire him a Walter Payton NFL Man of a Yr Award.
Nation song thespian Jake Owen is about to lift out an infield live opening progressing than a race, with late NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. portion since a titular dash lorry driver. The 82nd Airborne Division’s All-American Refrain is to sing a national anthem.
The Related Press contributed to this report.