The Indianapolis Motor Speedway have confirmed that Hollywood actor Chris Pine will have the green flag at next weekend’s 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.

Pine stared alongside Denzel Washington in 2010’s blockbuster ‘Unstoppable’ and is currently starring in the Star Trek movie franchise.

Speaking about the announcement, IMS president J Douglas Boles commented by saying:

In addition to all our stars on the track, the 100th running will feature a major lineup of stars off the track, 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.

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