James Bond Star Daniel Craig Headlines Guest List at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval

Published 10/10/2021, 10:07 AM EDT


According to reports, the 2021 Bank of America ROVAL 400 will have plenty of star power, including actor Daniel Craig. First and foremost, drivers, teams and fans will be paying tribute to the armed forces. Hollywood star Daniel Craig will also be present at the Charlotte Roval.

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His presence comes mere days after the release of his fifth and final appearance in the titular role of James Bond. It is worth mentioning that the ‘No Time to Die’ star will take on the role of Honorary Starter. As per reports, organizers will introduce Craig during pre-race festivities and he will wave the green flag to start the race.

Daniel Craig is not the only guest at the Charlotte Roval

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Other celebrities include actor Clive Standen, who is well-known for NBC drama ‘Taken’ and hit series ‘Vikings.’ As it turns out, Standen will have the honor of being the Pace Car Driver in the race. In other words, he will get a chance to perform some ceremonial laps ahead of the Bank of America ROVAL 400.

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May 30, 2021; Concord, North Carolina, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Larson (5) leads the field on turn 4 during the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

Without a doubt, many are treating this Round of 12 Playoff race as a hugely important occasion. Of course, the likes of Daniel Craig and Clive Standen will take a chance to promote their respective projects.

It is worth mentioning that this is the second time that the Bond superstar has been to the Charlotte Motor Speedway. This is because he was part of ‘Logan Lucky,’ a movie that is primarily set at the CMS. Additionally, Jeff Gordon and Darrell Waltrip made cameo appearances in their original roles as commentators. Furthermore, Carl Edwards, Kyle Busch, Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, Kyle Larson, and Ryan Blaney made cameo appearances.

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Apparently, Busch and Edwards played the role of state troopers, while Keselowski and Logano were security guards. Kyle Larson’s role was a little closer to home, as he played a limousine driver. Finally, Ryan Blaney took on the role of a delivery driver in the 2017 movie.

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