Jesse Metcalfe is back as the grand marshal for the NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. He is ready to deliver a special command while surpassing his previous effort.
Metcalfe, who will promote his new film “On a Wing and a Prayer,” first served as a co-grand marshal for the 2012 race at Texas Motor Speedway. He then returned solo for the 2016 Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway. He brought the energy ahead of the playoff race, but he will now make his return while showing his love of motorsports once again.
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“It’s a treat. I mean, being the grand marshal is like being the hype man of the race,” Metcalfe told Heavy ahead of the Atlanta weekend. “Everyone loves speaking those four words and going out there and putting your spin on it. I’ve done it once before, and I thought I did a nice job. But I’m gonna try to top that this time.”
Metcalfe did not divulge his approach for his grand marshal return. Though he teased something special after getting reminders about Adam Sandler singing, Kevin James screaming, and Matthew McConaughey taking the approach that only he could.
Metcalfe Loves All Things Motorsports-Related
Metcalfe, who won a Screen Actors Guild award for his role on “Desperate Housewives,” is a big fan of speed. He owns some unique vehicles, such as a 1977 Chevelle, a 1987 Porsche Turbo, and a 2003 Ferrari Modena.
Metcalfe has also spent time in some high-powered race vehicles. He took part in the NASCAR Racing Experience at Texas Motor Speedway while filming an episode of the “Dallas” reboot, and he went 220 in an IndyCar Series car while riding tandem. Metcalfe also took part in the 37th Annual Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race alongside Rutledge Wood and Scott Dixon.
“I’m a big car enthusiast. I love hot rod culture, for sure,” Metcalfe said. “I’m a fan [of NASCAR] but I’m not a super fan. You know? I can’t tell you like where the standings are at right now, but I have …read more