ONCORD, N.C. (Oct. 10, 2013) - From decorated military veterans to award-winning musicians, the prerace festivities during Bank of America 500 weekend will include a wide range of dignitaries. Below is a list of dignitaries and their respective roles.

Thursday, Oct. 10

Bojangles' Pole Night/UNOH Southerns Slam 150   

Presentation of Colors:  Air Force ROTC Detachment 592, UNC Charlotte

Invocation by: Billy Mauldin, Motor Racing Outreach president and CEO

National Anthem by: Tammie Davis, ATP Records recording artist

Honorary Starter: Select Speedway Children's Charities donors

Friday, Oct. 11

Dollar General 300

Honorary Starter: Greg Sparks, Dollar General executive vice president of store operations

Grand Marshal: Rhonda Taylor, Dollar General senior vice president and general counsel

Presentation of Colors: Air Force ROTC Detachment 592, UNC Charlotte

Invocation by: Nik Wallenda

National Anthem: Shannon Magrane, recording artist & "American Idol" season 11 finalist

Command to Start Engines: Rhonda Taylor, Dollar General senior vice president and general counsel

Saturday, Oct. 12

Bank of America 500

Honorary Starter: Jason Braase, Wounded Warrior Project

Grand Marshal: U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Calvin James and British Army Royal Engineer Pvt. Karl Boon

Presentation of Colors: United States Public Health Service Honor Cadre

Invocation: Jim Daley from Focus on the Family

National Anthem: Francesca Battistelli, Dove Award Winning & Grammy Nominated Fervant

Recording Artist

Tickets are still available for all October race events at Charlotte Motor Speedway and can be purchased online at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com or by calling the speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS (3267). Fans can catch all three days of racing, including Bojangles' Pole Night, the Dollar General 300 and the Bank of America 500 with packages starting at just $99.

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