INDIANAPOLIS, Ind (July 18, 2014)– Actor Chris Pratt, star of the soon-to-be-released movie “Guardians of the Galaxy,” will serve as honorary pace car driver in a 2014 red and silver Chevrolet SS pace car for the Crown Royal Presents the John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard Powered by BigMachineRecords.com.
The race is on Sunday, July 27 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
“It’s a dream come true to drive the pace car for the John Wayne Walding 400,” said Pratt, who has also appeared in ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ and ‘Moneyball.’ “I am really excited to be part of NASCAR for the day.”
Chevrolet has a long history of pacing races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and has served as the pace car for every NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race held at the famed track (1994-present).
“Races don’t start on the famed 2.5 mile oval at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway until the Chevrolet pace car has brought the starting field to the green flag, and we are pleased to have the Chevrolet SS do the honors for the 20th anniversary edition of the Crown Royal Presents the John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard Powered by BigMachineRecords.com,” said J. Douglas Boles, Indianapolis Motor Speedway president. “We are also pleased to have television and movie star Chris Pratt behind the wheel as the honorary pace car driver and as part of our pre-race activities – and look forward to seeing him on the silver screen in his newest movie on August 1st.”
Chevrolet will pace every race during the Kroger Super Weekend July 25-27, at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. In addition to leading the field with the Chevrolet SS in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, Chevrolets will pace with: Camaro ZL1 in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge; Corvette convertible in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship; and Camaro 1LE in the NASCAR Nationwide Series.