8 February 2013 3:07 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

James Franco, star of the Disney fantastical adventure Oz The Great And Powerful, which is scheduled for release on March 8, will serve as Grand Marshal for the 55th running of the Daytona 500 Nascar Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday, Feb. 24 at Daytona International Speedway. The race is scheduled for 1 p.m. Et on Fox and will also be broadcasted on Fox Deportes, Mrn Radio and Sirius Xm Satellite Radio.

Franco will give the starting command, “Drivers start your engines,” in “The Great American Race.” He’ll also be introduced at the driver’s meeting, participate in pre-race ceremonies and ride in one of the Grand Marshal cars during the pace laps prior to the green flag of the 200-lap, 500-mile race.

“We’re excited to welcome James Franco and have him take part in the pre-race festivities for the Daytona 500,” Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III said. “In front »

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