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Charlize Theron waves green flag, Rascal Flatts performs at 500 – Daytona Beach News

DAYTONA BEACH — Rascal Flatts took the stage with the song “Life is a Highway” in front of a crowd that included race fans taking in the show from the track of Daytona International Speedway.

Starting with the song the country music trio covered in 2006 for the animated racing movie “Cars,” the band performed a set that also including 2004’s “Fast Cars and Freedom” and was intended to rev up fans before the 60th running of the Daytona 500 on Sunday.

“I think no ballads is the first thing we think of,” bass player Jay DeMarcus said before the race. “We wanted to put as much energy into the set list as we could.”

“Try to make the music match the race,” lead vocalist Gary LeVox added.

The group also played the single “Yours if You Want It” from last year’s album “Back

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Leggy in leather! Charlize Theron cuts a chic figure in skintight black trousers at Daytona 500

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Green flag, ‘Atomic Blonde’: Charlize Theron to start 500 – New …

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Academy Award winner Charlize Theron was named honorary starter for the 60th running of the Daytona 500.

The actress will wave the green flag for the season-opening race Sunday in NASCAR’s Monster Energy Cup Series.

Theron, who won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for best actress in 2003 for her portrayal of serial killer Aileen Wournos in “Monster,” stars in and produces the upcoming film “Gringo.” The movie will be released nationwide next month.

She also starred in “The Cider House Rules” (1999), “The Italian Job” (2003), “North Country” (2005), and more recently in “Atomic Blonde”, “The Fate of the Furious” and “Mad Max: Fury Road.”

Recent honorary starters for “The Great American Race” include former Super Bowl MVP Ray Lewis (2013), actor Gary Sinise (2014), soccer star Abby Wambach (2015), baseball Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr.

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Green flag, ‘Atomic Blonde’: Charlize Theron to start 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Academy Award winner Charlize Theron was named honorary starter for the 60th running of the Daytona 500.

The actress will wave the green flag for the season-opening race Sunday in NASCAR’s Monster Energy Cup Series.

Theron, who won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for best actress in 2003 for her portrayal of serial killer Aileen Wournos in “Monster,” stars in and produces the upcoming film “Gringo.” The movie will be released nationwide next month.

She also starred in “The Cider House Rules” (1999), “The Italian Job” (2003), “North Country” (2005), and more recently in “Atomic Blonde”, “The Fate of the Furious” and “Mad Max: Fury Road.”

Recent honorary starters for “The Great American Race” include former Super Bowl MVP Ray Lewis (2013), actor Gary Sinise (2014), soccer star Abby Wambach (2015), baseball Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr.

Read more at: http://www.njherald.com/article/20180212/AP/302129864

Green flag, ‘Atomic Blonde’: Charlize Theron to start 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Academy Award winner Charlize Theron was named honorary starter for the 60th running of the Daytona 500.

The actress will wave the green flag for the season-opening race Sunday in NASCAR’s Monster Energy Cup Series.

Theron, who won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for best actress in 2003 for her portrayal of serial killer Aileen Wournos in “Monster,” stars in and produces the upcoming film “Gringo.” The movie will be released nationwide next month.

She also starred in “The Cider House Rules” (1999), “The Italian Job” (2003), “North Country” (2005), and more recently in “Atomic Blonde,” “The Fate of the Furious” and “Mad Max: Fury Road.”

Recent honorary starters for “The Great American Race” include former Super Bowl MVP Ray Lewis (2013), actor Gary Sinise (2014), soccer star Abby Wambach (2015), baseball Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr. (2016) and Pro Football Hall of Fame running back LaDainian Tomlinson

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Charlize Theron named honorary starter of Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Academy Award winner Charlize Theron was named honorary starter for the 60th running of the Daytona 500.

The actress will wave the green flag for the season-opening race Sunday in NASCAR’s Monster Energy Cup Series.

Theron, who won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for best actress in 2003 for her portrayal of serial killer Aileen Wuornos in “Monster,” stars in and produces the upcoming film “Gringo.” The movie will be released nationwide next month.

She also starred in “The Cider House Rules” (1999), “The Italian Job” (2003), “North Country” (2005) and more recently in “Atomic Blonde,” “The Fate of the Furious” and “Mad Max: Fury Road.”

Recent honorary starters for “The Great American Race” include former Super Bowl MVP Ray Lewis (2013), actor Gary Sinise (2014), soccer star Abby Wambach (2015), baseball Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr. (2016) and

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Tough act to follow: Charlize Theron to start Daytona 500 – 570 NEWS

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Academy Award winner Charlize Theron has been named honorary starter for the 60th running of the Daytona 500.

The actress will wave the green flag for the season-opening race Sunday in NASCAR’s Monster Energy Cup Series.

Theron, who won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for best actress in 2003 for her portrayal of serial killer Aileen Wournos in “Monster,” stars in and produces the upcoming film “Gringo.” The movie will be released nationwide next month.

Retired NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. will serve as grand marshal. Country group Rascal Flatts will perform the pre-race concert, and Navy Band Southeast will perform the national anthem.

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Green flag, ‘Atomic Blonde’: Charlize Theron to start 500 | CFJC Today

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Academy Award winner Charlize Theron was named honorary starter for the 60th running of the Daytona 500.

The actress will wave the green flag for the season-opening race Sunday in NASCAR’s Monster Energy Cup Series.

Theron, who won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for best actress in 2003 for her portrayal of serial killer Aileen Wournos in “Monster,” stars in and produces the upcoming film “Gringo.” The movie will be released nationwide next month.

She also starred in “The Cider House Rules” (1999), “The Italian Job” (2003), “North Country” (2005), and more recently in “Atomic Blonde”, “The Fate of the Furious” and “Mad Max: Fury Road.”

Recent honorary starters for “The Great American Race” include former Super Bowl MVP Ray Lewis (2013), actor Gary Sinise (2014), soccer star Abby Wambach (2015), baseball Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr. (2016) and Pro Football Hall of Fame running back LaDainian Tomlinson

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‘Atomic Blonde’ Charlize Theron will wave green flag at Daytona 500

Kyle Busch, who has 183 career wins across NASCAR’s top-three national series, is still trying for his first Daytona 500 victory.
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