TV chef Ramsay named grand marshal of Dover NASCAR race

DOVER – Gordon Ramsay, the British-born, award-winning chef who has gained international recognition for his original TV productions, will serve as the grand marshal for the “AAA 400 Drive for Autism” Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway on Sunday, June 4 , track officials announced today.

Gordon Ramsay

Mr. Ramsay will give the command for the 40 drivers in the field to start their engines before the green flag drops.

Mr. Ramsay, 50, is the host of the new weekly live cooking competition and talk show “The F Word,” which premieres on Wednesday, May 31 on Fox. Throughout each hour-long episode, cooking competition will be combined with a variety show as he chats with surprise guests and VIPs in the dining room and appears in unique field segments with fans and culinary experts.

His other productions include the Fox shows “Masterchef,” “Masterchef Junior,” “Hell’s Kitchen,” and “Masterchef Celebrity Showdown.”

The 1 p.m. “AAA 400 Drive for Autism” Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race is the centerpiece of the June 2-4 NASCAR tripleheader weekend, which also includes the “Bar Harbor 200” presented by Sea Watch International NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Friday, June 2 at 5:30 p.m. and the OneMain Financial 200 NASCAR XFINITY Series Dash 4 Cash race on Saturday, June 3 at 1 p.m. All races will be televised on Fox Sports 1.

For tickets or more information, call (800) 441-RACE or visit

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