February 16, 2015
REV UP THOSE NASCAR ENGINES
Wambach, O'Hara, Rampone to wave green flag at Daytona
CHICAGO - The U.S. Women's National Team has been chosen as the Honorary Starter of the 57th Annual Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series to take place on Sunday, Feb. 22 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Abby Wambach, Kelley O'Hara and WNT captain Christie Rampone will serve as the representatives for the event and will start the 200-lap, 500-mile race that kicks off the new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. The trio will be introduced at the drivers meeting and participate in pre-race ceremonies.
"We're honored to welcome three members of the U.S. Women's National Team as honorary starters for the Daytona 500," Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III said. "We're looking forward to have these phenomenal athletes wave the green flag on both the Great American Race and the new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season."