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Watch Julian Edelman wave the green flag at the Daytona 500

Julian Edelman speak with the media before the start of the Daytona 500.
Julian Edelman speak with the media before the start of the Daytona 500.(Phelan Ebenhack/AP)

Patriots wide receiver and Super Bowl 53 MVP Julian Edelman waved the green flag Sunday to start the 61st running of the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.

Edelman, who has visited Disney World and was a presenter at the Grammy Awards, was named as the honorary starter for the race on Thursday.