BRAD PAISLEY COUNTRY SINGER TO BE THE GRAND MARSHAL THIS WEEKEND

Country music superstar Brad Paisley will have a different role when he returns to Charlotte Motor Speedway for Sunday’s Bank of America 500.

In the past, the three-time Grammy winner has performed concerts and filmed commercials at CMS.

But this Sunday, he returns to the 1.5-mile track as grand marshal for the first race of the second round of the NASCAR Cup playoffs. He’ll still use his voice, though, in giving the command to start engines.

Also, U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist and three-time World Champion mogul skier Hannay Kearney will serve as honorary pace car driver, and country singer Carly Pearce will sing the national anthem.

The race is slated to begin at 2 p.m. ET and will be televised on NBC.

However, wunderground.com forecasts chances of rain and thunderstorms will not drop below 70 percent from 2 – 11 p.m.

Story credited to NBCSports.com and Jerry Bonkowski

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