A Hollywood bombshell gets the call from NASCAR for the ultimate job Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 23: Actor Charlize Theron attends the 70th Anniversary of the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 23, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Charlize Theron might have a new career path if this whole Hollywood actress thing doesn’t work out!

The gorgeous bombshell has reportedly been tapped to be the honorary starter at the 60th annual Daytona 500 this year. That means Theron will be waving the green flag for the season-opening race at the Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 18.

“Charlize Theron is the latest in a long line of accomplished entertainers, athletes, U.S. military members and others to serve as the Honorary Starter for the Daytona 500,” Daytona International Speedway President Chip Wile said, according to “We are thrilled to have her as our guest at the ‘Great American Race,’ and we are certain race fans will feel the same way.”

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Theron joins the ranks of other honorary starters, including Hollywood stars Gary Sinise, Ashton Kutcher, Whoopi Goldberg and Angie Hartman, as well as Pro Football Hall of Famer LaDainian Tomlinson and Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Ken Griffey Jr.

Theron isn’t the only celebrity in the lineup for this Sunday’s big race. Retired NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. will serve as grand marshal, while country band Rascal Flatts will perform at the pre-race concert.

The big celebrity pace-car driver will be announced Tuesday, according to Fox Sports.

Nicole is a content editor with Rare. 
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