2009 Race Officials/Dignitaries Chart

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Race# Date Track Race Grand Marshal Command to start engines Starter
(waves green flag)
Invocation National Anthem Military Flyover Announced
Attendence
[grandstand capacity]
* 2/7
Sat
Daytona
International
Speedway

Daytona, FL
Budweiser Shootout* Country Singer Dierks Bently Country Singer Dierks Bently ? Rev. L. Ronald Durham, Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Daytona Catina Mack none 80,000
[147,000]
* 2/12
Thurs
Daytona
International
Speedway

Daytona, FL
Gatorade Duel Brad Keller
David Dill
Brad Keller
David Dill
? ? Sisaundra Lewis F-15's 95th Fighter Squardon, Tyndall AFB, Panama City, FL 75,000
[147,000]
1 2/15
Sun
Daytona
International
Speedway

Daytona, FL
Daytona 500 Florida Governor Charlie Crist Florida Governor Charlie Crist Bobby Allison Dr, David Uth, 1st Baptist Church of Orlando Gavin DeGraw F-15's 95th Fighter Squardon, Tyndall AFB, Panama City, FL 180,000
[147,000]
2 2/22
Sun
Auto Club
Speedway

Fontana, CA
Auto Club 500 House's Hugh Laurie Hugh Laurie Actress Angie Harmon Jeff Hamilton, MRO Little Big Town F-18s, VFA 22, Lenore Naval Air Station, CA 78,000
[91,000]
3 3/1
Sun
Las Vegas
Motor Speedway

Las Vegas, NV
Shelby 427 Carroll Shelby Carroll Shelby ? LVMS Chaplain Joe Freiburger Cast of the Jersey Boys Air Force Thunderbirds, Nellis AFB, NV 140,000
[131,000]
4 3/8
Sun
Atlanta
Motor
Speedway

Hampton, GA
Kobalt Tools 500 Kelly Brown, VP Lowe's Kelly Brown, VP Lowe's ? Chris Patton, Southside Church, Peachtree City, GA Richie McDonald 4 T-38 Talons, 12th Flying Training Wing, Randolph AFB, San Antonio, TX 94,400
[101,000]
5 3/22
Sun
Bristol Motor
Speedway

Bristol, TN
Food City 500 Virginia Tech head football coach Frank Beamer Frank Beamer Bobby Allison Mike Rife, Vansant Church of Christ, Vansant, VA Singer Ashton Shepherd KC-135, 134th Air Refueling Wing, USAF ANG, Knoxville, TN 160,000
[158,000]
6 3/29
Sun
Martinsville
Speedway

Martinsville, VA
Goody’s Fast Relief 500 Trace Adkins Trace Adkins Trace Adkins Michael Harrison, Raceway Ministries 29th Army Band, Virginia Army National Guard 2 T-38C jets, 87th Flying Training Squadron, 47th Fighter Training Wing, Laughlin AFB, Wichita, KS 63,000
[61,000]
7 4/5
Sun
Texas Motor
Speedway

Fort Worth, TX
Samsung 500 Contest Winner Mark Fredde Mark Fredde ? Dr. Roger Marsh, Texas Alliance Raceway Ministries 12-year-old Pianist Lewis Warren Jr. ? 176,300
[158,000]
8 4/18
Sat night
Phoenix
International
Raceway

Avondale, AZ
Subway Fresh Fit 500 Michael Strahan Michael Strahan ? Ken Bowers, PIR Chaplin Kate and Kacey Coppola 4 F-16's, 62nd Fighter Squadron, Luke AFB, AZ 80,000
[67,000]
9 4/26
Sun
Talladega
Superspeedway

Talladega, AL
Aaron’s 499 Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban Nick Saban ? Jeff Sauls, Chaplin
Emergeny Crews & Alabama Raceway Ministries
Miss America 2009, Katie Stam 4 F-15's Wild Boars
390th Fighter Squadron
Mountain Home AFB, ID
142,000
[143,000]
10 5/2
Sat Night
Richmond
International
Raceway

Richmond, VA
Crown Royal Presents The Russ Friedman 400 Russ Friedman Russ Friedman ? Rev. Joe Ellison
Essex Village Community Church
Commandant’s Own Marine Drum & Bugle Corps U.S. Coast Guard C-130J from Elizabeth City, NC 100,000
[109,000]
11 5/9
Sat Night
Darlington
Raceway

Darlington, SC
Southern 500 Sprint Cup Mothers Sprint Cup Mothers ? Harold King, Darlington Raceway Historian Billy Currington ? 72,000
[61,000]
* 5/16
Sat Night
Lowe's Motor
Speedway

Concord, NC
Sprint Showdown* ? ? ? ? Kenny Lattimore
(God Bless America)
KC-135 from Altus Air Force Base, OK 145,000
[156,000]
* 5/16
Sat Night
Lowe's Motor
Speedway

Concord, NC
Sprint All-Star Race* Montgomery Gentry Montgomery Gentry Sprint user Barbara English Joe Gibbs, NASCAR Team Owner Jesse James none 145,000
[156,000]
12 5/25
Sun night
Lowe's Motor
Speedway

Concord, NC
Coca-Cola 600 Bobby Allison Bobby Allison US Senator Jim DeMint Franklin Graham Air Force Tops in Blues four F-15s, 122nd Fighter Squadron, 159th Fighter Wing, Louisiana Air National Guard (A) 100,000
[156,000]
13 5/31
Sun
Dover
International
Speedway

Dover, DE
Autism Speaks 400
presented by Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips & Cheese
Autistic singer Larry Oliveri (also sang God Bless America) Larry Oliveri Richard Kletke and Mariann Castagna, from Randolph, N.J., winner of the Autism Speaks 400 charity auction Dan Schafer, Pastor of Calvary Assembly of God in Heightstown, N.J. Sarah Darling, Black River Music Group recording artist Four (4) F-16’s of the 149th Fighter Wing of the Texas Air National Guard 100,000
[147,000]
14 6/7
Sun
Pocono
Raceway

Long Pond, PA
Pocono 500 Actor Ryan Reynolds Ryan Reynolds ? Msgr. Philip DeRea Clarke Luis C-5A Galaxy, 167th AW/West Virginia ANG, Martinsburg, WV 105,000
[70,000]
15 6/14
Sun
Michigan
International
Speedway

Brooklyn, MI
LifeLock 400 Kid Rock Lid Rock Detroit Lions Head Coach Jim Schwartz Father Geoff Rose USA: Army Chorus A Cappella Team
Canadian: Amy Rivard
F-16s, 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard 90,000
[129,000]
16 6/21
Sun
Infineon
Raceway

Sonoma, CA
Toyota/Save Mart 350 former NFL QB Ken Stabler Ken Stabler ? Infineon Raceway Track Chaplin Tim Boeve Davina Kelly, Oakland Police Department 2 F-15's, 114th Fighter Squadron, 173rd Fighter Wing. Oregon Air National Guard 93,500
[47,000]
17 6/28
Sun
New
Hampshire
Motor
Speedway
Loudon, NH
Lenox Industrial Tools 301 Lenox "Extra Mile Hero" contest winner Pete Dingeman Pete Dingeman ? MRO's Billy Mauldin USA: Lindsey Graham, Miss New Hampshire 2009
Canada: Denise Doucette
Two F-16's, 158th Fighter Wing, Vermont Air National Guard, South Burlington, VT 101,000
[96,000]
18 7/4
Sat Night
Daytona
International
Speedway

Daytona, FL
Coke Zero 400 Kyle Petty Kyle Petty John Schnatter, Founder of Papa John’s Father Ed Waters, St. Timothy Parish 82nd Airborne Chorus 4 F-15s, Naval Air Station - Jacksonville 115,000
[147,000]
19 7/11
Sat
Chicagoland
Speedway

Joliet, IL
LifeLock 400 Jimmy Fallon Jimmy Fallon Jackie Joyner-Kersee Glenn Spoolstra, Raceway Ministries Jesse James B-2A "Spirit" Stealth Bomber, 509th Bomb Wing, Whiteman AFB 70,000
[75,000]
20 7/26
Sun
Indianapolis
Motor
Speedway

Speedway, IN
Allstate 400 Indiana Pacers 2009 1st-round draft pick Tyler Hansbrough Mary Hulman George Tyler Hansbrough Rev. Howard Brammer Casey Jamerson 4 F-38 Talons, Randolph AFB, San Antionio, TX 180,000
[257,325]
21 8/3
Mon
Pocono
Raceway

Long Pond, PA
Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 Tom Foley of the Red Cross Tom Foley James Ruscigno winner of Sunoco Red Cross Ultimate Fan Experience Monsignor Philip DeRae, Pocono Raceway Chaplin Clark Louis KC 135, Altus Air Force Base, OK (B) 80,000
[70,000]
22 8/10
Mon
Watkins Glen
International

Watkins Glen, NY
Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen Scott Blake, Senior Vice President of Operationsof Heluva Good! Scott Blake Jim Leonard winner of Heluva Good! VIP Race Weekend Sweepstakes Dave Fife, Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church TelluRide
(Sunday
Lindsay Gerhardt
(Monday)
Four F-16C Fighting Falcons, 174th Fighter Wing NY ANG, Syracuse, NY (C) 85,000
[35,000]
23 8/16
Sun
Michigan
International
Speedway

Brooklyn, MI
Carfax 400 Jordan and Jacob Vanderstel Jordan and Jacob Vanderstel David Metter, CEO, MileOne Automotive MRO's Billy Mauldin Country singer Chris Young Four A-10 Warthogs, Selfridge AFB, MI 103,000
[129,000]
24 8/22
Sat Night
Bristol
Motor
Speedway

Bristol, TN
Sharpie 500 Darrell Bates, Chief Marketing Officer, Fastenal Darrell Bates ? Major Dave Stauffer, Minister Gateway Christian Church, WV Motor Racing Outreach Children 3 F-18 Hornet's, Fighting Bengals, USMC, Marine Corps Air Station, Beaufort, SC 160,000
[158,000]
25 9/6
Sun Night
Atlanta
Motor
Speedway

Hampton, GA
Pep Boys Auto 500
2008: #99-Carl Edwards
Brian Zuckerman, Pep Boys’ Senior VP for General Counsel & Secretary Brian Zuckerman ? Dr. James Dobson of Focus on the Family Diamond Rio 4 Four F-15 Eagle tactical fighters, 122nd Fighter Squadron of the 159th Fighter Wing, Louisiana Air National Guard 111,300
[124,000]
26 9/12
Sat Night
Richmond
International
Raceway

Richmond, VA
Chevy Rock and Roll 400 Specialist (SPC) Anthony M. Landowski Specialist (SPC) Anthony M. Landowski ? Pastor Joe Ellison, Essex Village Community Church 29th Army Band, Virginia Army National Guard 4 F-22's, Langley AFB, VA 108,000
[109,000]
27 9/20
Sun
New
Hampshire
Motor
Speedway
Loudon, NH
Sylvania 300 Tim Lesch, Sylvania Sr. VP of Sales, Service and Logistics Tim Lesch Mark Titlebaum, BJ's Wholesale Club Sr. VP Bishop Michael R. Cote, Diocese of Norwich, CT American National Anthem:
Contry Singer Josh Turner
Canadian National Anthem:
Denise Doucette
? 101,000
[96,000]
28 9/27
Sun
Dover
International
Speedway

Dover, DE
AAA 400 ? Sgt. Major John Jones, Pennsylvania National Guard ? Pastor Dan Schafer, Calvary Assembly of God, Heightstown, N.J. Country Music Group Trailer Choir C-130, Delaware National Guard 110,000
[133,000]
29 10/4
Sun
Kansas
Speedway

Kansas City, KS
Price Chopper 400 Price Chopper Director Ken Blair Price Chopper Director Ken Blair ? Jimmy Ybarra, Pastor of Hispanic Ministries, Antioch Church, Overland Park, KS Country Artist Mark Chesnutt Four F-15's, 122nd Fighter Squadron, Air National Guard, New Orleans, LA 100,000
[80,000]
30 10/11
Sun
Auto Club
Speedway

Fontana, CA
Pepsi 500 TV Star Kelsey Grammer TV Star Kelsey Grammer The Hills Star, Audrina Patridge Tim Griffin, MRO Jesse McCartney F-18's, VFA 146, Blue Diamonds Lemoore Naval Air Station 70,000
[91,000]
31 10/17
Sat Night
Lowe's Motor
Speedway

Concord, NC
NASCAR Banking 500 only from Bank of America Richard Petty, Junior Johnson, Teresa Earnhardt, Brian France Richard Petty, Junior Johnson, Teresa Earnhardt, Brian France ? former NFL coach Joe Gibbs North Carolina A&T State University marching band C-17 and a KC-135, Altus AFB, OK 105,000
[156,000]
32 10/25
Sun
Martinsville
Speedway

Martinsville, VA
TUMS Bring It On 500 The Fans The Fans The Fans Dr. Mike Hatfield, Chatham Heights Baptist Church Mountain Heart 4 T-38s, Laughlin AFB, Del Rio, TX 64,000
[61,000]
33 11/1
Sun
Talladega
Superspeedway

Talladega, AL
AMP Energy 500 Jeff Dubiel, Vice President of Sports for Pepsi-Cola North America Beverages Ken Strnad, Senior Marketing Manager, AMP Energy Brand Team ? Reverend Billy Wyatt of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church 82nd Airborne Division's "All-American" Chorus from Ft. Bragg, N.C. 4 F-15C Eagles "American Beagle Squadron" 127,500
[143,000]
34 11/8
Sun
Texas Motor
Speedway

Fort Worth, TX
Dickies 500 ZZ Top; Busty Hill, Billy Gibbons, Frank Beard ZZ Top ? Dr. Roger Marsh, Texas Alliance Raceway Ministries TCU Marching Band B-52, Barksdale AFB, Shreveport, LA 167,000
[138,122]
35 11/15
Sun
Phoenix
International
Raceway

Avondale, AZ
Checker Auto Parts 500 Arizona Senator John McCain John McCain ? Phoenix Intl Raceway Chaplin, Ken Bowers Actor-singer Tyrese Gibson 4 F-16's 62nd Flight Squadron, Luke AFB, Glendale, AZ 90,000
[67,000]
36 11/22
Sun
Homestead-Miami
Speedway
Homestead, FL
Ford 400 Mike Rowe, host of Discovery Channel’s “Dirty Jobs” Mike Rowe Bobby Allison Pastor Fidel Gomez
Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale
Anika Noni Rose
Disney’s Tiana in “The Princess and the Frog”
4 F-16's 482nd Fighter Wing
Homestead Air Reserve Base
70,000
[63,000]

(A) = Charlotte/Lowe's Motor Speedway in May was postponed from Sunday, May 24th to Monday May 25th.
Estimated crowd of 100,000 on Monday, original crowd estimated at 160,000 on Sunday

(B) = Pocono in August was postponed from Sunday, Aug 2nd to Monday Aug 3rd.
Estimated crowd of 80,000 on Monday, original crowd estimated at 105,000 on Sunday

(C) = Watkins Glen in August was postponed from Sunday, Aug 9th to Monday Aug 10th.
Estimated crowd of 85,000 on Monday, original crowd estimated at 90,000 on Sunday

Not all races use official or have flyovers
Some do not announce their officials or it isn't known who certain officials were for a race.

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