Scenes from pre-race at the Kansas Speedway

Part of the Kansas Speedway crowd went onto the infield to listen to a pre-race concert by Parmalee on Saturday. (Fan photo)

A pre-race concert by Parmalee was a highlight for some Kansas Speedway fans today. (Fan photo)

The pre-race scene at the Kansas Speedway today. (Fan photo)

The pre-race scene at the Kansas Speedway. (Fan photo)

Bowling artwork could be seen on the track itself at the Kansas Speedway tonight before the Go Bowling 400. (Fan photo)

Larry the Cable Guy serving as grand marshal of Kansas Speedway race today

Race fans will hear “Start your engines” today from Larry the Cable Guy. The Go Bowling 400 Monster Energy Cup series race begins at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. (Photo by William Crum)

by William Crum

Larry the Cable Guy is the grand marshal for the annual Go Bowling 400 race at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas.

Also known as Daniel Lawrence Whitney, he spoke about what it takes to be involved in NASCAR and his involvement today at the Speedway.

He also talked about how he’s going to do the voice of Mater in the movie called “Cars 3,” a Disney production. He did the same voice in two earlier “Cars” movies.

When asked if he was going to do another Blue Collar Comedy Tour, Larry said maybe in five years.

“We really enjoyed doing it and hopefully we will be doing it in five years if everything turns out that way,” he said.

When asked what he thought of the Kansas Speedway, Larry said it was a great place.

“The people are really great,” he said, “the fans are fantastic and so is the staff.”