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NASCAR Reveals: These WWE Stars Will Be the Grand Marshal in the Martinsville Race Next Week

Published 06/06/2020, 9:20 AM EDT

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NASCAR reveals that WWE star AJ Styles and Daniel Bryan will attend the Cup Series race at Martinsville as Grand Marshals. The guest stars will be present in next week’s midweek race at Martinsville, Virginia.

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The NASCAR’s Cup Series is named The Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500. And it will start at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, June 10. The race will be a night race and will run under floodlights. Earlier, only a few stages of the Coca-Cola 600 was run under floodlights.

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Additionally, The race will be held just two days before Daniel Bryan and AJ Styles meet in the WWE ring. They will fight for the WWE Intercontinental Championship Belt in the upcoming edition of SmackDown. FOX WWE will broadcast the WWE SmackDown event on June 12. Notably, Both Bryan and Styles have been crowned WWE Champions back in the 2018-19 season.

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The Martinsville Speedway is the smallest circuit in NASCAR Cup Series Calendar

Martinsville is famous for being the shortest in NASCAR’s Cup Series calendar. Speedway executive Clay Campbell said in an interview that he’s happy as racing is finally back. Additionally, he said that holding races without fans won’t be the same.

He said, “NASCAR and Martinsville have been teamed up for a long time. So we’re going to continue that tradition and provide a thrilling race on Wednesday night.


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After that, Campbell added, “We’ve got a lot of firsts that’ll happen on Wednesday night. Number one, a Wednesday night mid-week race. Number two, a full race under the lights, so it’s different. [There will be] no fans obviously, and that’s the bad part about it.”

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Mrinal Kuniyal has been a contributor to EssentiallSports since early 2020 and has focused on Formula 1, NASCAR, and IndyCar. He's a management graduate and his areas of interest include motorsports, marketing, and music.
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