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INDIANAPOLIS, IN - OCTOBER 08: Peyton Manning watches a video presentation during a ceremony to retire his number during the halftime of the game between the Indianapolis Colts and the San Francisco 49ers at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 8, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Bobby Ellis/Getty Images)

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Former Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was announced Tuesday as the honorary pace car driver for Sunday’s 2018 Daytona 500 in Florida.

Daytona International Speedway confirmed the selection and passed along comments from the future Pro Football Hall of Famer about the opportunity.

“Serving as the honorary pace car driver will be a truly unique and exciting experience,” Manning said. “I want to thank NASCAR, Daytona International Speedway and Nationwide for making this possible. I’m really looking forward to race day.”

                    

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