SPEEDWAY, Ind. (WISH) – The Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced Florence Henderson as this year’s Grand Marshal for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500.
Henderson who is a native of Dale, Indiana, will serve as Grand Marshal.
She is best known as Carol Brady from The Brady Bunch.
Some of her duties as Grand Marshal include:
- Greeting drivers and dignitaries on the pre-race stage
- Delivering the “drivers to your cars” message
- Riding in a Grand Marshal Parade Car at the front of the field prior to the start of the race
“We wanted to have a Grand Marshal as part of our buildup to the green flag of the 100th Indy 500, and Florence Henderson was the perfect choice,” said Indianapolis Motor Speedway President J. Douglas Boles. “She has been an integral part of the IMS family and ‘The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,’ and this is a great way to thank her for her many contributions over the years to the Indy 500 and IMS. I’m so glad Race Day will pay tribute to such a legendary Hoosier icon for the 100th Running.”
Henderson has been a part of Indianapolis 500 Race Day for a quarter-century.
She will be just the second Grand Marshal in the history of the Indy 500, after U.S. Olympic gold-medal gymnast Nastia Liukin in 2015.
The 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 will be Sunday, May 29.
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