Taya Kyle, the widow of ‘American Sniper’ Chris Kyle will wave the green flag at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach next weekend.

Kyle is the ambassador to the PIRTEK Team Murray that will field Matthew Brabham at the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway next month.

Speaking about the news Kyle commented by saying:

It is exciting to be selected as the person to start the race in Long Beach. It is one of the most well-known races in the world and to feel the power of the Verizon IndyCar Series grid from the flag stand will be incredible, It will also bring international awareness to the CK Crew that the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation has partnered with PIRTEK Team Murray and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment to create for the Indy 500 TAG Heuer Pit Crew Competition.

The CK Crew will undergo intense training due the build up to the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil before they go head to head with full time crew members of May 29.

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