Stevie Wonder will serve as Grand Marshal of California Speedway’s Sharp AQUOS 500 which will be held on 2nd of September.This announcement was made by Speedway President Gillian Zucker.The artist will announce the, “Gentlemen, Start Your Engines” command to the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup drivers in front of the live audience and millions of fans.
“We are absolutely thrilled to have a talent the likes of Stevie Wonder serving as our Grand Marshal,” said Zucker. “Stevie is one of the most influential icons in the world of music who literally has millions of fans across the globe.”
Wonder is an artist, songwriter and producer who received for his work 25 Grammy Awards, the prestigious Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and an Academy Award.He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989 and the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame in 2002. In 2004 he received Billboard Magazine’s Century Award, the publication’s highest award for creative achievement.