Marcus Allen spent his football career bringing stadiums to life with roaring fans. On Sunday, March 6 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, he will bring the roar of the NASCAR Cup Series engines to life at the start of the Pennzoil 400 Presented by Jiffy Lube.

Allen, the legendary hall of fame running back and former Raiders star, has been named grand marshal for the 25th annual event and will give the command to start engines.

One of football’s greatest running backs, Allen played 16 seasons with the now-Las Vegas Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs. During that time, he gained 12,243 yards rushing, 5,412 yards receiving and scored 145 touchdowns. To this day, Marcus Allen is the only NFL player to win a Heisman Trophy, NFL MVP, Super Bowl Championship and Super Bowl MVP.

“I am honored to be the grand marshal" Allen said. "I am a fan of the sport and look forward to meeting the drivers”.

Allen joins a list of luminaries to deliver the command at LVMS including Mark Wahlberg, Tim Allen, Cole Hauser, Derek Carr, Kim Kardashian, Carroll Shelby, Rascal Flatts and Dana White.

LVMS’s spring 2022 NASCAR Weekend begins with the Victoria’s Voice Foundation 200 presented by Westgate Resorts NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Friday, March 4. The Alsco Uniforms 300 NASCAR Xfinity race will be Saturday, March 5 and the Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube will run on Sunday, March 6.

All children 12 and under get in free on Friday and Saturday with a ticketed adult and can attend the Pennzoil 400 alongside a ticketed adult for just $10 on Sunday. Tickets for the Pennzoil 400 still remain by visiting or calling 1-800-644-4444 and stage-front passes for Midland and driver introductions can be found here.