Every race has its thorn: Bret Michaels is marshal at Homestead

Get those lighters and bandanas ready, sports fans, because Bret Michaels, Poison singer and reality-show star, will be the Grand Marshal at Homestead. Whooooo!!!!

The bandana'd (and potentially hair-extensioned) one will give the "Dudes, start your engines" command, and he'll also sing the National Anthem. And if he doesn't have a bevy of silicon-enhanced babes flanking him at every turn, I'll be severely disappointed. Wrestler Bill Goldberg will handle the starting duties for Saturday's Nationwide race.

This isn't Poison's first entry into the NASCAR arena. In 2002, Derrike Cope ran a Poison paint scheme at Pocono. Sadly, it was nothing but a rough time, as Cope had engine failure and finished 41st. Here's the paint scheme, courtesy of Jayski:

Neon green and bright purple. Man, the '80s were awesome, even if they happened in 2002.

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