Jones is named an honorary race official
DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. — Newly elected Baseball Hall of Famer Chipper Jones will serve as an honorary race official for the Daytona 500 on Sunday.
Jones will be introduced at the drivers’ meeting, take a lap around Daytona International Speedway in a parade car and participate in question-andanswer sessions with fans.
Jones was voted into the Cooperstown class last month in his first year of eligibility. The eighttime all-star and 1999 National League MVP led the Atlanta Braves to three World Series appearances.
Jones completes a list of Daytona 500 celebrities that includes Academy Award winner Charlize Theron (honorary starter), retired National Football League quarterback Peyton Manning (honorary pace-car driver), retired NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. (grand marshal), country group Rascal Flatts (infield concert) and Navy Band Southeast (national anthem).