Dane Cook to serve as Grand Marshal at Pocono

July 26, 2013, Staff report,

Jimmie Johnson will also run a special paint scheme featuring Disney's "Planes", which Cook stars in

Pocono Raceway announced Thursday that Dane Cook, star of the upcoming comedy adventure Disney’s “Planes,” will serve as Grand Marshal for the 400 on August 4. Additionally, Cook will join Jimmie Johnson, who will drive the No. 48 Lowe’s “Disney’s Planes” Chevrolet SS at “The Tricky Triangle,” at Johnson’s Fan Question-and-Answer session prior to the 400-mile NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway.

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Cook’s duties as Grand Marshal include several meet-and-greets with NASCAR drivers, race fans and media, as well as giving the command to start engines for the 400. Cook voices Dusty, a crop duster who dreams of becoming a high-flying aerial racer in “Planes,” which debuts in theaters nationwide on Friday, August 9. Additionally, a crop duster reflecting Dusty’s design will perform the flyover prior to the start of Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.

Johnson, the most recent Cup Series winner at Pocono, will host a fan-driven, question-and-answer session the morning of Sunday, August 4. This year’s Jimmie Johnson Fan Q&A session will take place at the Lowe’s display, located inside Pocono Raceway’s Fan Fair area. Access pass holders will receive a “Disney’s Planes” Lowe’s Build and Grow car, priority access to Johnson & Cook’s question-and-answer session, a chance to win a Pocono Raceway track piece signed by Johnson and the opportunity to preview the trailer for “Planes.”