Kennedy, who said a seat at the top of the Daytona grandstands is the best spot to watch a race, held all kinds of jobs with DIS.
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"It really means a lot to my family," he said. "I've been around this track for 21 years. I've been to every Daytona 500. It'll be cool to actually be on the track. I know I've been around it so much, but I've never been on it with a race car."