Adam Sandler, Kevin James and Shaquille O'Neal Named Grand Marshals for Coke Zero 400 at Daytona

By Joseph Wolkin
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In June of 2010, Adam Sandler and Kevin James fired up NASCAR fans for a one-of-a-kind start to a race. The two actors, promoting the movie “Grown-Ups,” showed up to the Michigan International Speedway as grand marshals and surely didn’t disappoint.

As avid NASCAR fans, the two will reunite at yet another NASCAR race and serve as grand marshals once again. This time, it’s going to be on a rather bigger stage.

The Daytona International Speedway announced that the stars of “Grown-Ups 2” will have the honor of being a part of the traditional pre-race ceremonies at one of the most anticipated NASCAR races on the schedule, the Coke Zero 400. Besides Sandler and James, former NBA All-Star Shaquille O’Neal will join the two comedians and bring his humor and deep, dark voice to the racetrack in front of over 100,000 race fans.

Having those three minds combined, who knows what they shall come up with. When Sandler and James were grand marshals a few years back, they came up with a one of a kind command. First, and probably most importantly, they thanked the “troops over seas.” As hysterical as those two are, they made sure they were somewhat professional during a time of uncertainty in America with the events occurring in the Middle-East. Afterwards, the two combined to do a wacky musical and somewhat strange performance for race fans.

This time around should be even more interesting. Shaq will probably add some craziness to the command to contend with arguably the best command to ever be heard at a NASCAR race. Oh, and for those that are interested in seeing if there’s some luck when Sandler and James do the command, keep an eye out for Denny Hamlin. Hamlin won the Michigan race in June of 2010, edging out Kasey Kahne and Kurt Busch. The command should just be a small part of the high level on anticipation for the night race at Daytona.

Joseph Wolkin can be followed on Twitter at @JosephNASCAR.

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