Peyton Manning got the honor of driving the pace car at the Daytona 500 on Sunday afternoon, kicking off the NASCAR season.

It’s clear the former Tennessee star took the honor seriously, too, as he wasn’t messing around while behind the wheel.

As you can see in the video below, shared by @NASCARONFOX on Twitter, he had his hands firmly planted at 10 and 2 while starting off the race:

The announcers joke that Manning should stay out and run a few laps, but he wisely decides against it, as it appears it’s tougher than it looks to keep the pace car steady.

Austin Dillon went on to win the race, avoiding a late crash to take the victory.