The stars are continuing to come out for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500. Actor Chris Pine, star of the recent "Star Trek" films, will wave the green flag to start the historic race May 29.
Pine joins a list of celebrities that will be in town for the race, including musical acts Blake Shelton, Journey and Skrillex, all of whom will be performing on race weekend. Actor Nick Gelfuss from the NBC show "Chicago Med" and Richard Rawlings from the Discovery Channel’s "Fast N’ Loud" and actor Kevin Sorbo will also be on hand for the 500 Festival Parade.
"In addition to all our stars on the track, the 100th Running will feature a major lineup of stars off the track," said Indianapolis Motor Speedway President J. Douglas Boles. "We’re thrilled to welcome Chris Pine to our flag stand, where he will officially get our epic race under way by waving the green flag."
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has already announced Team Penske owner Roger Penske will drive the pace car to start the Indy 500. Indianapolis native Josh Kaufman will sing "Back Home Again in Indiana" with the Indianapolis Children’s Choir and country music star Darius Rucker will sing the national anthem.