Cade Stover will give the command to start next weekend’s IndyCar race in his hometown of Lexington, Ohio.
The Ohio State tight end was named Thursday as the honorary grand marshal for the Honda Indy 200, which will be held at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington on July 3. As the grand marshal, Stover will give the customary “Drivers, start your engines!” command to start the race and will participate in other pre-race ceremonies.
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“It’s such a great opportunity and an honor to be a part of this great race and tradition in my hometown,” said Stover, who graduated from Lexington High School. “As someone who grew up here, I know how much Mid-Ohio means to our community, so I’m really excited to be part of the action on race day.”
The Honda Indy 200, which will be the ninth of 17 races on the 2022 IndyCar schedule, will begin at 12:30 p.m. and will be televised on NBC. Tickets for the race can be purchased on Mid-Ohio’s official website.