Yesterday, Detroit Pistons forward Saddiq Bey found out that he will be a grand marshal for the 2021 Detroit Grand Prix in Belle Isle. Bey will be involved in pre, and post-race activities. Including “racers to your car” and “racers start your engines.”
Not only will Bey serve as a grand marshal, but Detroit Lions head coach Dan Campbell will be a grand marshal as well on another day. Campbell heard last week that he will be serving as a grand marshal for the race. Campbell even wore a racing helmet during a press conference in honor of being a grand marshal for the race.
Bey had a breakout rookie year with the Pistons. He proved to be one of the best shooters in the rookie class. Bey made the most 3-point shots out of the 2020 rookie class. Bey will be a contender on either all-first or second rookie teams due to his performance during the season. While Dan Campbell is serving his first year as head coach for the Lions.
Statements from Bey and Campbell
Bey came out with a statement on being the grand marshal for the race. “It’s an honor to be the grand marshal for the Detroit Grand Prix. The city has such a rich history within the sports and car industries, and I’m excited to be a part of this incredible event on Belle Isle,” per Detroit News.
Campbell came out with a statement last week as well. “This is a special honor to be named Grand Marshal of the Detroit Grand Prix and help kick off the first big event of the summer in the Motor City. Detroit is such a great sports city, and whether it’s on the gridiron or on the track, we know our fans will be revved up in the Motor City. It’s awesome to welcome the Grand Prix back to Belle Isle, and I’m excited to be a part of it,” per FREEP’s Mia Berry.
Dan Campbell will be serving as the grand marshal for Saturday’s race. While Saddiq Bey will serve as grand marshal for Sunday’s race. The Detroit Grand Prix will begin on Friday Jun 11th and will go through Sunday June 13th.