This weekend, the NASCAR Cup Sequence heads to Nashville for the primary time. Since that is the primary race, the authorities undoubtedly need to make the Ally 400 a memorable one. So that they have determined to recruit former NFL participant, Bernard Pollard Jr to wave the inexperienced flag and begin the race.

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Pollard Jr will not be going to be the one superstar there, as nation music star Luke Combs will function the grand marshal. In different phrases, he’ll get an opportunity to utter the well-known phrases “drivers, begin your engines”. Different celebrities embody Gospel singer CeCe Winans and social media sensation Priscilla Block. In actual fact, Block may have the dignity of singing the nationwide anthem.

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Coming again to Pollard, he is a reasonably new NASCAR fan, having begun following the game in 2020. His curiosity largely boiled all the way down to the affect of African-American driver Bubba Wallace. Since then, he has competed in some iRacing digital competitions. He additionally partnered with Ally to assist run a paint scheme design contest that includes Dale Earnhardt Jr and Jeff Gordon.

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What to anticipate from the NASCAR race in Nashville?

From a racing perspective, one would anticipate Kyle Larson to be within the operating for the win. It’s because he has received the final three Cup Sequence races in 2021. Nonetheless, the Nashville Superspeedway is new to the Cup Sequence calendar. Regardless that it has featured within the Xfinity Sequence earlier than, that is the primary Cup Sequence race there.

Might 30, 2021; Harmony, North Carolina, USA; NASCAR Cup Sequence driver Kyle Larson (5) attempt to assist preserve him within the lead throughout a pit cease throughout the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Obligatory Credit score: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports activities

Except for Larson, drivers to be careful for are, Kyle Busch, Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano and Kevin Harvick. It’s because, these 4 drivers have picked up Xfinity wins up to now. So the 4 of them may also be in with a shout, although the Hendrick Motorsports quartet have been in fantastic kind in latest races.

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