Gen. Robert Neller

U.S. Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller will serve as grand marshal for Sunday's Coca-Cola.

The world's most patriotic racing event weekend will feature a star-studded list of dignitaries, as the 60th running of the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway is just days away from thrilling race fans from around the world.

This weekend features a sunny forecast perfect for racing action. The festivities kick off with Thursday's Spectrum Pole Night, which sets the field for the Coca-Cola 600 and concludes with the ARCA Menards Series' General Tire 150. The inaugural United Rentals Patriot Nationals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte gets underway on Friday and Saturday, with the NASCAR Xfinity' Series' Alsco 300 on Saturday at the 1.5-mile superspeedway serving as a prelude to the venerable Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday - which features dignitaries including U.S. Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller - a four-star general, the highest-ranking Marine and the 37th Commandant of the Marine Corps - serving as grand marshal and giving drivers the command to start engines.

Additional dignitaries for this weekend include Coca-Cola 600 honorary pace car driver Charlotte Flair, a Charlotte, North Carolina, native and the most successful female WWE Superstar wrestler in WWE history. North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis will serve as honorary starter to wave the green flag for the Coca-Cola 600, while the Fort Bragg Firing Squad will render the 21 Gun Salute. Four U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Ospreys from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 266 from Marine Corps Air Station New River, North Carolina, will fly high over the crowd and U.S. Navy MUC William Edwards will sing the national anthem.

Dignitaries for Thursday's General Tire 150 include:

Presentation of Colors: UNCC Army ROTC Color Guard

Invocation: Tom Kipp, Motor Racing Outreach

National Anthem: Danielle Johnson

Grand Marshal: Bill Caldwell

Honorary Starter: Travis Roffler

Dignitaries for Friday's United Rentals Patriot Nationals include:

Presentation of Colors: Civil Air Patrol 111th Search and Rescue Composite Squadron

Invocation: Billy Mauldin, Motor Racing Outreach

National Anthem: U.S. Marine Corps Lance Corporal Marc Wilka

Dignitaries for Saturday's Alsco 300 and United Rentals Patriot Nationals include:

Alsco 300

Honorary Starter: Jerry Hailey

Grand Marshal: Phil Ford, University of North Carolina Basketball Legend

Presentation of Colors: Civil Air Patrol 111th Search and Rescue Composite Squadron

Invocation: Billy Mauldin, Motor Racing Outreach

National Anthem: U.S. Marine Corps Lance Corporal Marc Wilka

United Rentals Patriot Nationals

Presentation of Colors: Civil Air Patrol 111th Search and Rescue Composite Squadron

Invocation: Tom Kipp, Motor Racing Outreach

National Anthem: Eddie Digh

Dignitaries for Sunday's Coca-Cola 600 include:

Honorary Race Director: Tim Griffin, Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas

Honorary Pace Car Driver: Charlotte Flair, WWE Superstar

Honorary Starter: North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis

Grand Marshal: U.S. Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller

God Bless America: 82nd Airborne Division All-American Chorus

Presentation of Colors: The United States Honor Guard Color Team from Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, DC

Invocation: Will Graham

Amazing Grace: Charlotte Fire Department Pipe Band

Taps: Bugler from Fort Bragg

21 Gun Salute: Fort Bragg Firing Squad

Fort Bragg Aerial Demonstration Team: Fort Bragg Charlie Company Vipers - 2nd - 82nd Assault Helicopter Battalion

National Anthem: U.S. Navy MUC William Edwards

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