Posted November 13, 2011

Michelle Obama To Be Grand Marshal Of NASCAR Race

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First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden will serve as grand marshals for the Ford 400 in Miami, ABC News reports. Their involvement is related to their work in Joining Forces, which is a group that aides military families.

The race is scheduled for November 20, and it is the final race of the NASCAR season.

The White House released a statement, saying: “As part of the season-ending NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship race, NASCAR will rally its millions of fans at the speedway and online to serve military families through the holiday season by asking them to visit www.NASCAR.com/Unites and JoiningForces.gov to find service opportunities and ideas to give back to those who serve our country.”