Found February 24, 2013 on Outside the Boxscore:
Prior to the start of the 2013 Daytona 500, the fine folks over at NASCAR enlisted the help of actor James Franco to tell drivers to start their engines. Instead of the normal, "Drivers start your engines", Franco decided to add a little nod (or diss) to female NASCAR driver Danica Patrick with his announcement:
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