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Guy Fieri named grand marshal for Wednesday night race at Darlington

Celebrity chef Guy Fieri will be the grand marshal for the NASCAR Cup Series Toyota 500 night race on Wednesday at Darlington Raceway (6 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN, Sirius XM NASCAR Radio).

This will be the third time Fieri has served as the grand marshal for a Cup Series race, which included the 2015 NASCAR All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway and the Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Raceway in 2016. He has also attended the season-ending awards banquet in previous years.

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Fieri has played a significant role supporting the restaurant industry as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact businesses across the country, setting up the Guy Fieri National Restaurant Employee Relief Fund program.

According to the National Restaurant Association, four in 10 restaurants have closed and more than eight million restaurant workers have lost their jobs. Thanks to major brands like TikTok, Netflix and Uber Eats, the program has raised nearly $22 million in commitments, including donations from every-day Americans who have contributed $1.5 million to the fund.

One hundred percent of the donations will go to restaurant workers in need. More than 60,000 workers have registered for the grants, receiving more than 40 applications per second when the website for relief initially launched. So far, Fieri’s program has awarded nearly 25,000 grants.

Visit RERF.US to donate to the fund and learn more.