Kansas Speedway Names Grand Marshal
April 11, 2017 | 10:56 A.M. EST
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Kansas Speedway announced Tuesday that Larry the Cable Guy will be grand marshal for the Go Bowling 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on May 13.
In that role, he will give the command to start engines for the 11th race of the season.
Larry returns to the big screen as the voice of Mater in Disney-Pixar’s "Cars 3," scheduled for release on June 16. He first lent his voice to the character in the original 2006 feature film "Cars" and returned to the role in the 2011 sequel. He's a multi-platinum recording artist, Grammy nominee, Billboard Award winner and one of the top comedians in the country.
Larry and his wife Cara created the Git-R-Done Foundation, named after his signature catch phrase, and have donated more than $7 million to various charities with an emphasis on children’s and veteran’s causes.
He's also a best-selling author. Larry's book, "Git-R-Done," debuted at No. 26 on the New York Times best seller list in 2005. He's also been named to the annual Forbes Celebrity 100 list as one of the hottest and most successful entertainers four times, most recently in 2012.
NASCAR returns to Kansas Speedway on Friday, May 12, with the Camping World Truck Series Toyota Tundra 250 and Saturday, May 13, for the Go Bowling 400 under the lights!