Daytona 500 2012: List Of Celebrities Who Will Attend NASCAR's Biggest Race

Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue cover girl Kate Upton and three players from the Super Bowl champion New York Giants highlight the celebrity list for the 2012 Daytona 500.

Upton will be co-grand marshal for the race along with Glee star Jane Lynch, who played Ricky Bobby's mother in Talladega Nights. Both women also appear in the upcoming The Three Stooges movie (the actors who play the Stooges will be there, too).

The Giants will be represented by a trio of defensive players: Mathias Kiwanuka, Justin Tuck and Osi Umenyiora. Pro Football Hall of Famer Lynn Swann will also attend.

The pre-race entertainment includes Lenny Kravitz – who will perform three songs before the race – and the group Train, who will sing the national anthem.

SmashMouth lead singer Steve Harwell will be on hand, as will former Beverly Hills, 90210 star Jason Priestley.

The race will be started by WWE wrestler John Cena, and four UFC fighters – Jon Jones, Brock Lesnar, Christopher Tuchscherer and Donald Cerrone – are also expected to attend.

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will reportedly be in Daytona before the race begins, but the track has yet to confirm those plans.

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