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Chris Jones to serve as (virtual) Grand Marshal at Kansas Speedway on Thursday

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Los Angeles Chargers v Kansas City Chiefs Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images

Sack Nation takes the Speedway.

On Wednesday morning, Kansas Speedway announced that Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones will serve as the virtual Grand Marshal for the Super Start Batteries 400 presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts NASCAR Cup Series race.

Jones’ job is simple: he says, “Drivers, Start Your Engines!”

“The Chiefs provided our community a great deal of pride and joy last February, and it is only appropriate to have someone who played such a critical role in their success kick off our race weekend,” said Kansas Speedway president Pat Warren. “We look forward to one of the NFL’s top defensive players having a role at Kansas Speedway, and we also want to wish him and the rest of the Chiefs the best of luck in defending their title in 2020.”

“beep, beep,” added Jones via Twitter.

The race begins at 6:30 p.m. Arrowhead Time on Thursday. It will be televised on NBC Sports Network.