Sprint Unlimited at Daytona: Larry King to serve as co-grand marshal

Larry Kind to be co-grand marshal of Sprint Unlimited at Daytona / Headline Surfer®Larry and Shawn King at Daytona races / Headline Surfer®Photos for Headline Surfer® / Larry King and his wife, Shawn King, are part of the pre-race festivities for the Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway.
 

DAYTONA BEACH - Legendary television and radio journalist Larry King will serve as co-Grand Marshal of The Sprint Unlimited At Daytona International Speedway tonight while his wife, singer Shawn King, will perform the National Anthem.

Shawn King will sing the National Anthem just prior to her husband's starting command, "Drivers, start your engines," which will be delivered alongside two race fans that will be selected earlier in day to serve as co-grand marshals.

"We are excited to welcome Larry and Shawn King to the 'World Center of Racing' to participate in the pre-race ceremonies for The Sprint Unlimited," Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood said. "Larry is an iconic newsman and we're looking forward to his command alongside two race fans. We are also delighted to have his wife Shawn King deliver a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem."

"We are excited to welcome Larry and Shawn King to the 'World Center of Racing' to participate in the pre-race ceremonies for The Sprint Unlimited," Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood said. "Larry is an iconic newsman and we're looking forward to his command alongside two race fans. We are also delighted to have his wife Shawn King deliver a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem."

The co-grand marshals that will give the starting command alongside Larry King are part of the 1,000-plus prizes that will be awarded to race fans on property throughout Budweiser Speedweeks.

Fans can register at the Daytona Reward Stations powered by Windows located in Sprint FANZONE, the Midway outside Turn 4 and in front of the Daytona International Speedway Ticket and Tours Building. Fans can also pre-register online at www.DISRewards.com.

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories nearly evenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in West Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.