Stars Strap In For Daytona 500 'Tribute'

Country star Clint Black and former Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson will be among the artists taking part in pre-race festivities at this year's Daytona 500.

Country star Clint Black and former Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson will be among the artists taking part in pre-race festivities at this year's Daytona 500. They will join Five For Fighting, Vanessa Williams and a cast of thousands in a musical Tribute to America prior to the Feb. 20 NASCAR event.

Produced by Atlanta based Q and A Entertainment, the Nextel-sponsored show will be broadcast live on Fox, with event coverage slated to begin at 1 p.m. ET.

More than 200,000 spectators are expected to be on hand to watch the 43-car, 500-mile race. Actor Ashton Kutcher ("That '70s Show") will serve as the honorary starter for this year's 47th annual running, while actor Matthew McConaughey ("The Wedding Planner") is the race's Grand Marshal.