DETROIT (WXYZ) -- Lions guard T.J. Lang will be the Grand Marshal for the 2017 Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear.
The announcement happened exclusively during 7 Action News at 6:00 on Thursday.
Among Lang's Grand Marshal duties will be giving the command for the drivers to start their engines prior to Saturday's race.
Lang is the latest prominent athlete from a Detroit team to serve as Grand Marshal. Red Wings forward Dylan Larkin was the 2016 Grand Marshal.