As grand marshal, Shelton will give the traditional command for drivers to report to their cars during the official pre-race ceremonies and walk the Indy 500 red carpet.
“Blake is a country music powerhouse and good friend of motorsports fans everywhere,” IMS President J. Douglas Boles said. “For both spectators at the track and everyone watching on NBC, his winning energy will be a perfect fit for the intensity of ‘The Greatest Spectacle of Racing.'”
Shelton is visiting the Racing Capital of the World as a guest of NTT INDYCAR SERIES driver Jimmie Johnson. The two icons collaborated on the design Johnson will use on his helmet on Race Day.