John Schneider to Serve as Grand Marshal for Opening Night at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway

Actor, filmmaker and musician John Schneider will serve as the Grand Marshal for Opening Night of the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway on Sunday, April 7. Celebrating 120 years of auto racing, opening night will feature Pro Late Models (120 laps), Limited Late Models, Pure Stocks, Crown Vics, US Air Force Legends and Bandoleros.

The Dukes of Hazzard star will tell the drivers to “start your engines” and throw the green flag to start the race. And in addition to his Grand Marshal duties, Schneider will celebrate his birthday with fans at an exclusive post-race event. Proceeds from tickets for the John Schneider Birthday Bash will benefit the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway Kid's Club. 

Tickets for the Seasoner Opener and the John Schneider Birthday Bash are available online, by phone, or at the Speedway Box Office. Go to or call 615-254-1986. 

Schneider, who was recently a finalist on FOX TV’s The Masked Singer, is in the studio working on a new album, and just released the new single and music video, “She’s Worth It.” He also recently launched his own moonshine brand, John Schneider's Revenuer’s Reserve Premium Moonshine

About John Schneider: John’s extensive acting career includes the iconic roles of "Bo Duke" on The Dukes of Hazzard, “Jonathan Kent” on Smallville and "Jim Cryer" on Tyler Perry's The Haves and the Have Nots, along with recurring appearances on Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, Nip/Tuck, The Secret Life of the American Teenager and reality hits Dancing with the Stars and The Masked Singer. As an independent filmmaker, John continues to write, direct and star in his own movies, including Christmas Cars (2019), Stand On It (2020), Poker Run (2021) and To Die For (2022). He also co-starred with Reba McEntire in Lifetime’s 2021 holiday hit, Christmas In Tune, which follows several cross-generational smashes, from Smokey and the Bandit (Burt Reynolds) to Felicity: An American Girl Adventure (Shailene Woodley) and Sydney White (Amanda Bynes). In addition to his incredible acting career, John has over 20 albums to his credit and five #1 singles on the Billboard Country chart. It’s also worth noting that John co-founded (with Marie Osmond) the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, which has since raised more than $8.5 billion dollars for medical research. For more information, visit

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