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Press release: Florida resident and NFL rookie C.J. Spiller named Grand Marshal for Subway Jalpeno 250

Daytona International Speedway

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Subway Restaurants spokesperson and Buffalo Bills rookie C.J. Spiller has been named Grand Marshal for the Subway Jalapeño 250 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway on Friday night, July 2.

"As Grand Marshal, Spiller will utter the most famous words in racing, giving the command of: ‘Gentlemen, start your engines!’" said Track President Robin Braig.

"I appreciate the opportunity to be part of such an exciting event at NASCAR’s greatest venue with my friends from Subway Restaurants and Coca-Cola," said Spiller. "This is my first race and I am sure it will be a night of action-packed excitement and a great way to kick off the Fourth of July weekend."

Spiller, of Lake Butler, Fla., is a rookie running back for the Buffalo Bills. He was an All-American at Clemson University and was selected ninth overall in the 2010 NFL Draft.

Subway Restaurants is also a primary sponsor of Carl Edwards and the No. 99 Roush Fenway Racing Ford Fusion. The Subway colors will adorn the No. 99 car Saturday night, July 3 under the lights at DIS for the 52nd Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.

"We look forward to welcoming C.J. to Daytona International Speedway," said Braig. "We’re proud to have Subway and Coca-Cola team up again to sponsor one of the most anticipated NASCAR Nationwide Series races of the year."

The SUBWAY® Jalapeño 250 Powered By Coca-Cola will mark the on-track debut of the new NASCAR Nationwide Series car.

Tickets for the Coke Zero 400 Weekend Powered By Coca-Cola on July 1-3 are available on your web-enabled phone at, online at or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP.