DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (CBS4) – The 60th Daytona 500 was bustling with big name stars ahead of the race on Sunday.

One of those stars was former Denver Broncos and two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback Peyton Manning.

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Peyton Manning at the 2018 Daytona 500. (credit: NASCAR)

Manning will be behind the wheel of the Toyota pace car and lead the 40-car field to the green flag to start “The Great American Race” on Sunday.

Colorado’s own Martin Truex, Jr. was also on hand signing autographs ahead of the race.

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Martin Truex, Jr. of Furniture Row Racing at the 2018 Daytona 500. (credit: NASCAR)

Truex Jr. finished 34th in last year’s summer Daytona race. In the 2017 Daytona 500, he took 13th.

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