Acclaimed television personality and designer Ty Pennington has been named grand marshal for the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
An Atlanta native and alumnus of The Art Institute of Atlanta, Pennington will return to his home state to visit with race fans, attend the pre-race drivers' meeting and give the drivers' command as part of his grand marshal duties. Pennington first won national attention as the quirky and creative carpenter on the groundbreaking home-improvement series Trading Spaces.
Later, as host of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Pennington helped transform the lives of thousands while inspiring millions more around the world to volunteer their time to help others. Pennington recently was the host of Food Network's American Diner Revival, a hit show that showcases both design and food in an emotionally charged format.
Ty travels the country breathing new life into the heart and soul of many communities and local diners. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Atlanta Motor Speedway ticket office at (770) 946-4211, (877) 9-AMS-TIX or visit atlantamotorspeedway.com. AMS