Matthew McConaughey Named Grand Marshal At Austin’s Inaugural NASCAR Cup Series Race At COTA

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Perhaps one of the best non-racing aspects of a NASCAR race is getting to see which celebrity is gonna get the chance to kick things off.

I remember being a little kid, playing with my Hot Wheels cars, and always pretending to be the guy who yells:

“GENTLEMEN. START. YOUR. ENGINES.”

And now, we have  stone-cold legend getting the chance to kick start a NASCAR race:

The one and only, Matthew McConaughey.

Via Instagram story, he announced that he’ll be the Grand Marshal at Austin’s inaugural NASCAR Cup Series race at COTA on Sunday, May 23rd.

I mean, could you pick a more perfect Texan than this? The guy can do it all…

McConaughey also served as grand marshal for the Daytona 500 in 2005.

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