Basketball Hall of Famer and T.V. anylist Dick Vitale was announced today as the Indianapolis 500 Parade Grand Marshal.
- “I am absolutely flattered and really thrilled to be honored in this way. The Indy 500 is one of the greatest sporting weekends and to be Grand Marshal will be an incredible treat. My entire family is really looking forward to it.” -Dick Vitale
Other notable Parade Grand Marshal's
- 1974 Mickey Mouse
- 1975 Peter De Paolo
- 1976 Tony Hulman & Bob Hope
- 1979 President Gerald Ford
- 1984 David Hasselhoff
- 1985 Mickey Mouse
- 1992 Mickey & Minnie Mouse
- 1993 Larry Bird
- 1994 Mario Andretti
- 1995 3 four time winners (Foyt,Mears,Unser)
- 2000 Jim Nabors
- 2005 Reggie Miller
- 2007 Peyton Manning
Ok, so 74', 85', and 92' weren't the best of years!!
Still no word on who will be pacing the field in the 2010 Camaro, but my gut tells me it'll be Mario Andretti.