The 106th Indianapolis 500 airs Sunday, May 29 on NBC.
SPEEDWAY, Ind. — Blake Shelton, nation music celebrity and coach on NBC’s “The Voice,” will function grand marshal of the 106th Indianapolis 500 offered by Gainbridge on Sunday, May 29 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Shelton will give the conventional command for drivers to report back to their automobiles throughout the official pre-race ceremonies.
“Blake is a country music powerhouse and good friend of motorsports fans everywhere,” IMS President J. Douglas Boles mentioned. “For both spectators at the track and everyone watching on NBC, his winning energy will be a perfect fit for the intensity of ‘The Greatest Spectacle of Racing.'”
Shelton shall be a visitor of driver Jimmie Johnson, who he collaborated with on the design Johnson will use on his helmet.
Shelton is an eight-time champion as a coach on “The Voice,” most lately along with his contestant Cam Anthony.
Shelton is the second movie star announcement made for the race this week. Miles Teller, who stars in the highly-anticipated “Top Gun” sequel, will function the honorary starter for the 106th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge.
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The “Whiplash” and “Divergent” actor will wave the inexperienced flag to indicate the begin of the race.
Teller stars as Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw, son of the beloved “Goose,” in “Top Gun: Maverick,” which opens in theaters nationwide Friday, May 27. He can be seen in restricted collection “The Offer” on Paramount+, which is about the making of “The Godfather” movies.
“The Voice” winner and South Bend residents Girl Named Tom will perform “America the Beautiful,” whereas “Hamilton” and “Dear Evan Hansen” Broadway actor Jordan Fisher will sing the national anthem forward of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing.
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