Indy 500 Co-Grand Marshals Named

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(photo courtesy NBC) (photo courtesy NBC)

The first ever Indy 500 Co-Grand Marshals have been named for the 103rd Indianapolis 500. The hosts of NBC's "American Ninja Warrior", Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila, will give the traditional command for drivers to report to their cars during pre-race ceremonies. 

"It's awesome to get to take part in something that is an American sports institution," Iseman said. "I've been to the Brickyard before, but never during the '500.' I can't wait to see it in its full glory."

"I am so honored and excited to be participating in this year's Indy 500 as a co-grand marshal," Gbajabiamila said. "After multiple seasons of seeing top race car drivers compete on the 'American Ninja Warrior' course, I can't wait to see up close the athleticism and energy of this hallmark race."

Olympic medal-winning slopestyle skier Nick Goepper served as grand marshal last year. The 103rd Indianapolis 500 will air on NBC at 11am Sunday.

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