Jeff Gordon and Ray Evernham will serve as dignitaries for the 2023 NASCAR All-Star Race, North Wilkesboro Speedway said Thursday.
Gordon will be the honorary pace car driver and Evernham will be the honorary starter.
In the last NASCAR race at North Wilkesboro, in September 1996, Gordon won with Evernham as his crew chief.
“Jeff Gordon and Ray Evernham are recognized as one of the most successful driver/crew-chief duos of all-time, capturing three championships and winning 47 races together. Jeff and Ray took the last NASCAR checkered flag at North Wilkesboro in 1996, and now we are honored they will team up again to lead the field to green for a historic NASCAR All-Star Race,” said Speedway Motorsports President and CEO Marcus Smith.
The duo join Richard Petty and Darrell Waltrip as pre-race dignitaries. Petty and Waltrip are co-grand marshals for the race.