Chicagoland Speedway has drafted Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith to be grand marshal for the NASCAR Nextel Cup USG Sheetrock 400 on July 15.
"It's a great honor to be the grand marshal for this year's NASCAR event at Chicagoland Speedway," Smith said in a release. "I think our football team and NASCAR drivers have a common trait: We all like to play fast.
"I look forward to watching some of the best drivers in the world compete for the checkered flag. It will be an exciting afternoon."