Tennessee football coach Butch Jones will serve as a grand marshal for the Food City 500 Sunday at the Bristol Motor Speedway.
Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer is the co-grand marshal for the race as they continue to promote the “Battle at Bristol” coming up in the 2016 football season.
The Speedways is about halfway between Tennessee and Virginia Tech and will hold over 150,000 fans as they attempt to an NCAA single-game attendance record.
Beamer was an honorary starter for the 2005 Food City 500. Jones was grand marshal at last year's Food City 500.