February 14, 2012 1 Comment
RELEASE: DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – For Kate Upton fans around the world, Valentine’s Day came a little early late last night when the Daytona 500 Grand Marshal and Melbourne, Fla.-native was unveiled as the cover of the 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
Upton and her Three Stooges co-star, Emmy Award and Golden Globe-winning actress Jane Lynch, will deliver the four most famous words in motorsports – “Drivers, start your engines” prior to the start of the 54th annual “Great American Race” on Feb. 26, 2012 (FOX, 1:00 p.m. ET).
“SI’s Swimsuit Issue is the most anticipated sports publication each year – to have one of our wonderful Grand Marshals on the cover is exhilarating,” said Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III. “Kate will have hearts racing around the world before she and Jane give the command to bring 43 stock cars roaring to life. There is a lot to love about this year’s Daytona 500.”