Kenan Thompson to serve as grand marshal for NASCAR race at AMS

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Kenan Thompson to serve as grand marshal for NASCAR race at AMS

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Kenan Thompson, one of two black men on ‘Saturday Night Live,” pushed for adding a black woman to the cast.

Atlanta native and “Saturday Night Live” cast member Kenan Thompson will serve as the grand marshal for the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR announced Friday.

The race will be held on Feb. 25 at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton.

Thompson will meet with fans, attend the pre-race drivers’ meeting and take over grand marshal duties during the race.

“Atlanta Motor Speedway is my home track, and being grand marshal at the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 is a great honor,” Thompson said in a statement. “I’ll make my city proud.”

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