Lions’ Matt Patricia will be grand marshal of June race at Michigan International Speedway

The Detroit News
Matt Patricia

Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia will be the grand marshal of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series FireKeepers Casino 400 on Sunday, June 9.

Patricia will give the drivers the command to start their engines for the 2 p.m. race at Michigan International Speedway.

“It is a true honor to be named the grand marshal for this year’s Firekeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway,” Patricia said. “I’m excited to meet all the world-class drivers that make NASCAR such a special sport. I have many friends closely involved in the NASCAR community and have attended countless races over the years. My family and I are thrilled to represent the Detroit Lions at the race and I look forward to meeting some of the most passionate fans in all of sports next month at the track.”

The FireKeepers Casino 400 concludes three days of racing over the weekend at MIS. The ARCA Menards Series 200 is Friday, June 7 at 6:30 p.m. and the NASCAR Xfinity Series LTi Printing 250 is Saturday, June 8 at 1:30 p.m.

Tickets are available at or by calling (888) 905-7223.

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