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Pocono pre-race officials announced

Pocono Raceway announced today NBC’s “New Amsterdam” actor Tyler Labine has been named the Honorary Pace Car Driver for the Gander RV 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) race on Sunday, July 28. Additionally, four F-16C Fighting Falcons from the 177thFighter Wing of the N.J. Air National Guard will perform the flyover prior to the race.

Tyler Labine, who currently stars as Dr. Iggy Frome on the NBC drama New Amsterdam, will drive the official Gander RV 400 Pace Car, leading the MENCS field to the green flag, on Sunday. Labine has appeared in numerous film and television roles including Rise of the Planet of the ApesFlyboys, and Hulu’s Deadbeat.

“Driving the Pace Car to start the race is going to be special,” said Labine. “I look forward to meeting NASCAR drivers and interacting with Pocono Raceway fans on Sunday. This is going to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience and I am honored to receive this opportunity.”

The Gander RV 400 Grand Marshal will be Brian Quinn, representing Gander RV. Sunday’s performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” will be performed by Ellen Kane. The flyover will be performed by four F-16C Fighting Falcons from the Atlantic City (N.J.) Air National Guard Base.

Tickets to Sunday’s Gander RV 400 start at $45 for adults and kids, ages 12 and under, receive free gate admission all weekend long. To purchase tickets, visitwww.poconoraceway.com or call 1-800-722-3929.