Newly retired and newly minted Super Bowl champion Ray Lewis will serve as the honorary starter of the Daytona 500.
While Lewis waves the green flag, actor James Franco receives the honor to say “gentlemen, start your engines.”
Can we get a mic on Lewis and Franco when they cross paths at some point?
I’d imagine it would go something like this:
Lewis: HEY MAN, WEREN’T THAT CREEPY GUY ON GENERAL HOSPITAL THAT HARASSED ALL THOSE NICE PEOPLE AND RAPED YOUR BROTHER’S WIFE? I’M GOING TO PRAY FOR YOU.
Franco: Dude, only a TV show.
Lewis: COME HERE, LET ME PUT MY HAND ON YOUR CHEST. IT WORKED FOR JACOBY JONES IN DENVER AND THE SUPER BOWL. IT WILL LEAD YOU TO GREATNESS.
The Daytona 500 begins at 1 on Sunday afternoon.