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Sam Schmidt announced as Grand Marshal for 500 Festival Parade

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The Grand Marshal for the 2019 IPL 500 Festival Parade has been announced.

Former driver Sam Schmidt was announced for the role on Friday.

Schmidt was an IndyCar driver until a major spinal cord injury ended his career in 2000.

He is now a team owner and philanthropist.

The parade takes place Saturday, May 25.

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Schmidt will also be the keynote speaker at the 500 Festival Breakfast at the Brickyard. WISH-TV is proud to be a sponsor of Breakfast at the Brickyard.

More information on the 500 Festival Breakfast at the Brickyard can be found here.

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