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G.I. Joe stars to serve as Grand Marshals

March 19, 2013, Staff report,

Stars to offer legendary NASCAR phrase ahead of Auto Club 400

Stars of the upcoming film G.I. Joe: Retaliation, D.J. Cotrona and Adrianne Palicki, will serve as Grand Marshals for the Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on Sunday 3 p.m. ET.

As Grand Marshals, Cotrona and Palicki will give the legendary command “Drivers, start your engines” to the 43-car field of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Southern California’s premier motorsports facility. The event will be televised on FOX.


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In G.I. Joe: Retaliation, set for release in theaters on March 28, Cotrona plays Flint, a beloved character of the G.I. Joe mythology and a solid and strong-willed soldier who has a bit of a rebellious streak.  Palicki plays Lady Jaye, the only female in the squad and never one to back down or be intimidated.

This film is follow-up to the 2009 release “G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA,” which grossed more than $300 million worldwide. In this sequel, the G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra, they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence. The film stars Cotrona, Byung-hun Lee, Palicki, Ray Park, Jonathan Pryce, RZA, Ray Stevenson, and Channing Tatum, with Bruce Willis and Dwayne Johnson. 


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