Daytona 500

February 23, 2014

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Join Gary at the Daytona 500!

​Gary Sinise, actor, humanitarian and founder of the Gary Sinise Foundation, will wave the green flag as the Honorary Starter at Daytona International Speedway for the 56th annual Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 23 at 1:00 p.m. ET (FOX).

Joining him will be Gary Sinise Foundation Ambassador Gary Weaver and Sgt. Michael Nicholson. In 2011, Nicholson was on combat foot patrol when he was injured by an improvised explosive device (IED). He lost both legs and his left arm in the blast. In January 2014, Mike received a custom Smart Home built with the support of the Gary Sinise Foundation.

Special Promotion

In addition to Sinise’s participation as Honorary Starter, a special Daytona 500 ticket package supporting the Gary Sinise Foundation is available for $90 and includes:

  • Daytona 500 backstretch ticket
  • $10 donation to the Gary Sinise Foundation
  • Access to a 15-minute fan forum with Gary Sinise prior to the Daytona 500

To purchase the special Daytona 500 ticket package, call 1-800-PITSHOP or visit

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