Kevin James, Star of ‘The Crew,’ to Serve as Grand Marshal of Sunday’s Daytona Road Course Race

by Charles Craighill

For the second consecutive year, Daytona will host the Daytona Road Course Race. This year, however, Kevin James will fill the role of Grand Marshal for the events on Sunday. This means that the star of Netflix’s “The Crew” will lead all ceremonies for the weekend filled with fun racing.

Jim Utter, a NASCAR journalist, broke the news earlier today. According to Utter, Kevin James will serve as the grand marshal for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race. This event will take place at the Daytona Motor Speedway Road Course.

“The Crew,” the new Kevin James Netflix sitcom, outlines the life and happenings of a bumbling NASCAR pit crew chief who has to get used to a new boss. Kevin James’ character in “The Crew” mimic many character molds that he has created in his past work. In this new setting, however, the role seems somewhat fresh however unoriginal. The show is available on Netflix and currently has one season online.

The Daytona Road Course Race

This will be the second consecutive that Daytona hosts the Road Course Race the week following the big Daytona 500. This year, Daytona will host the triple-header event from Friday, February 19 through Sunday, February 21. This action-packed weekend will feature races from the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, the NASCAR Xfinity Series, and the NASCAR Cup Series.

On Friday, the BrakeBest Select 159 at Daytona presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts will take place. This race is part of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. This exciting series features pick-up truck modifications to classic NASCAR stock cars.

On Saturday, the Super Start Batteries 188 at Daytona also sponsored by O’Reilly Auto Parts will go down. This race is part of the NASCAR Xfinity cup series.

On Sunday, the main event with Kevin James as grand marshal will happen. This is the O’Reilly Auto Parts 253 at Daytona, and it is part of the NASCAR Cup Series.

All of these races will run on an epic 14-turn, 3.61-mile road course-oval hybrid track that runs through the Daytona infield. If you get bored of the same left turns in every NASCAR race and want to hear Kevin James crack some jokes, check out the Daytona Road Course Race coming up this weekend all weekend.