Olympic gold medalist Nastia Liukin to serve as 2015 Indy 500 Grand Marshal

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (May 4, 2015) – Nastia Liukin, the individual all-around gold medalist at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, will serve as Grand Marshal of the 99th Indianapolis 500 on May 24.

Liukin will appear on the red carpet, take a parade lap around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval and be announced to the crowd prior to the start of the race.

She will also serve as an Honored Guest at the 500 Festival Parade and the Snake Pit Ball.

“I have very fond memories of competing and performing in Indianapolis, and I will actually be back again in August for the P&G Gymnastics Championships,” Liukin said. “I’m really honored to be the Grand Marshal for this year’s Indianapolis 500. It will be so exciting to witness ‘The Greatest Spectacle in Racing’ – I can’t wait!”

There are three ways fans can buy tickets for the event:

  • Online: Visit http://www.ims.com/tickets. Tickets are available 24 hours per day, seven days per week.
  • Phone: Call 800-822-INDY or 317-492-6700 between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday.
  • In Person: Visit the IMS Ticket Office at the IMS Administration Building at the corner of Georgetown Road and 16th Street between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday.

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