Kate Upton is Grand Marshal at the Daytona 500 race

February 27th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Daytona, Feb 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model Kate Upton was the Grand Marshal at the Daytona 500 race. The star was named alongside fellow actress Jane Lynch as Grand Marshalls for the Daytona 500 race.

The two reunited at the event after both appeared on the set of the upcoming movie “The Three Stooges.” The movie is expected to be released this April.

The Daytona 500 race takes place at the Daytona International Speedway, in Daytona Beach, Florida. It is one of the most coveted NASCAR races on the annual calendar.

Ahead of the race, Upton revealed that, “I only go five miles an hour over the speed limit. Probably 80 [is the fastest’. It’s faster here in Florida. They let us drive faster. No snow.”

She however revealed a connection to the Daytona race. She said that, “I lived ten minutes from the beach and I had a barn in my backyard and I used to show horses. So I used to spend a lot of time back there and on the beach.”

The race was delayed because of the forecasted storm that was expected to hit Florida. The race’s original scheduled time was 1:30pm EST on Sunday but had to be delayed for several hours.

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