GM President Mark Reuss named 2023 Rolex 24 Grand Marshal

Colin
By Colin Wood
Jan 23, 2023 | BMW, GM, Rolex 24 at Daytona, rolex 24, General Motors, Grand Marshal, Honorary Starter

Photography Credit: Chris Tropea

Days ahead of the 2023 Rolex 24 at Daytona, Mark Reuss, president of General Motors, has been selected as the Grand Marshal, responsible for giving the command that will bring to life all 61 cars entered in the 61st Rolex 24.

[Official: 61 cars now confirmed for 61st Rolex 24]

Being named the Grand Marshal of the Rolex 24 at Daytona is one of the true honors of my life and something I’ll never forget,” said Reuss. “This is one of the premier motorsports events in the world, at one of its most historic venues, and I couldn’t be happier about how far the series has come since the first Corvette-inspired DPI appeared with Jim France and set a new trajectory for the sport. I’m proud to be at Daytona this year with all of the fantastic drivers and great cars, including our own Cadillacs and Corvettes.”

In addition, Chairman of the Board for BMW Group Oliver Zipse will be up in the starter stand as the honorary starter, overseeing the drop of the green flag on Saturday’s race.

Both dignitaries are noted to have spent their whole professional careers at their respective manufacturers, with Reuss starting as a student intern at GM in 1983 and Zipse as a trainee in “development, technical planning, and production” in 1991.

The green flag for the 2023 Rolex 24 at Daytona is set to drop at 1:40 p.m. on January 28. Check out our full schedule of events for more information.

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