Daytona 500 scene: Ray Lewis, 50 Cent, Erin Andrews


50 Cent and Ray Lewis are interviewed by someone who is not Erin Andrews. (Michael R. Brown / Reuters)

Around Daytona International Speedway, just before the Super Bowl of auto racing begins…

Brad Keselowski coached Ray Lewis up a bit for his flag-dropping duties today at the Daytona 500.

“I’m a little nervous,” Lewis, who retired after the Baltimore Ravens won the Super Bowl three weeks ago, said in a news conference. “Brad texted me on the way in. The one rule is don’t drop the flag.”

Lewis, a native Floridian, and Keselowski are friends. Lewis coached Keselowski up for his Sprint Cup-clinching win last year and Keselowski attended a Ravens playoff game.

Elsewhere in the infield, just before the race began, 50 Cent and Fox Sports’ Erin Andrews shared a moment on the infield:


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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.

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Cindy Boren · February 24, 2013