Daytona: Honorary Starter named

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 6, 2002) - Daytona International Speedway announced today that Angie Harmon, former star of NBC's Law and Order, will drop the green flag on the 44th running of the Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb. 17. The 29-year-old...

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 6, 2002) - Daytona International Speedway announced today that Angie Harmon, former star of NBC's Law and Order, will drop the green flag on the 44th running of the Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb. 17.

The 29-year-old actress of Dallas, TX, is perhaps best known for her role as Assistant District Attorney Abbie Carmichael on NBC's popular drama series Law and Order. Harmon got her start in show business when she won a National Cover Girl Contest for Seventeen Magazine at the age of 15. Since then, she has been featured on the cover of Glamour, Cosmopolitan and Entertainment Weekly.

Harmon also made headlines when on a Tonight Show appearance in March of 2000, she received a surprise marriage proposal from her then-boyfriend Jason Sehorn, New York Giants defensive back. Sehorn and Harmon were married in June of 2001 and he will join her for pre-race activities for the Daytona 500.

As previously announced, Chad Holliday, CEO of DuPont, will be this year's Daytona 500 Grand Marshal.

The Feb. 17 Daytona 500 is NBC's first broadcast of the Daytona 500. Tickets for the Daytona 500 and other Speedweeks 2002 events can be purchased online at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or by calling the Speedway Ticket Office at (386) 253-7223.

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