DAYTONA BEACH (CBSMiami/AP) — Of the best players to ever be a part of the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team is heading to Daytona.
Soccer star Abby Wambach will serve as an honorary starter for the upcoming Daytona 500.READ MORE: Attorney For Key Ally Of Venezuela Leader's Nicolas Maduro Called His Extradition To The US Illegal
Fellow U.S. national team players Christie Rampone and Kelley O’Hara also will help wave the green flag to start The Great American Race next Sunday.
Wambach, Rampone and O’Hara are the latest celebrities lined up to help kick off NASCAR’s opener at Daytona International Speedway.READ MORE: Haiti Gang With Past Abductions Blamed For Kidnapping Missionaries
Actor Vince Vaughn will serve as grand marshal, giving the command to start engines. Kid Rock will perform a pre-race concert in the Daytona infield. And former “American Idol” winner Phillip Phillips will sing the national anthem.
Wambach is the leading scorer in international soccer history with 177 goals. She is a six-time U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year, last winning the award in 2013 after recording 11 goals and six assists.MORE NEWS: Miami Police Investigate Bomb Threat
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