BROOKLYN, Mich. -- Michigan musician Kid Rock is adding another moniker to his storied career: Grand Marshal.
The Grammy nominated, multiplatinum-selling rocker will serve as the Pure Michigan 400 Grand Marshal on Sunday at the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn.
His duties will include saying "Gentlemen, start your engines" for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. State and race officials cited Kid Rock's support of Michigan through his music and philanthropic efforts.
Kid Rock was born Robert Ritchie. He's known for dabbling in musical styles from hip-hop and hard rock to country and Southern rock. He grew up in and lives in suburban Detroit.
The Associated Press