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.