Pre-Race Dignitaries Set for Coca-Cola 600 Race Weekend
Below is a listing of the dignitaries scheduled to participate in Windstream Pole Night, the TECH-NET Auto Service 300 powered by CARQUEST Auto Parts and the Coca-Cola 600:
Windstream Pole Night – May 27
Invocation: Billy Mauldin, Motor Racing Outreach
National Anthem: GalFriday from Stallings, N.C.
TECH-NET Auto Service 300 powered by CARQUEST Auto Parts – May 29
Honorary Starter: Rollin Hansen, ASE Master Automotive Technician of the Year
Grand Marshal: Don Frantz, Owner of Frantz Automotive Center, Cary, N.C.
Invocation: Reverend Joe Andresen
National Anthem: Rhonda Vincent, seven-time Female Vocalist of the Year, International Bluegrass Music Association
Coca-Cola 600 – May 30
Honorary Race Director: Eric Cantor, Virginia Congressman
Honorary Starter: Joe Hackney, North Carolina House Speaker
Grand Marshals: John Falkenbury, USO of North Carolina President and COO; Sgt. James Dickens, U.S. Marine Corps; Staff Sgt. Michael Foley, U.S. Army; and Staff Sgt. Dustin Barnes, U.S. Air Force
Invocation: Dr. James Dobson, Founder, Focus on the Family
National Anthem: Cpl. John Hyland, U.S. Army
Tickets for these events at Charlotte Motor Speedway can be purchased online or by calling the speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS. Friends and family four-pack tickets start at just $39.75 per person for the Coca-Cola 600.