Monday, April 18, 2016

John Green to Pace Angie's List Grand Prix

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced Sunday author John Green as Pace Car driver for next month's Angie's List Grand Prix. Green, who lives in Indianapolis, will pace the field in a 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe.

"John is a huge IndyCar and Indianapolis Motor Speedway fan and we have been looking for the right opportunity to get him involved in one of the events," said J. Douglas Boles, President of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. "Having him drive the Chevrolet Pace Car for the Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis is a great way for him to be part of this historic month."

Green, an author of primarily teen-targeted books including Looking for Alaska, Paper Towns and The Fault in Our Stars, has a huge online following. The 38-year-old's social media accounts include:

Personal Twitter 5.08 Million
Sports Twitter 80,600 Thousand
YouTube Vlogbrothers: 2.8 Million
YouTube CrashCourse: 4.2 Million
Various other YouTube Channels: 4.7 Million
Instagram: 2.3 Million

Not only does Green have the followers, he routinely uses the accounts to promote the sport he loves, IndyCar.

"This is such an honor to be chosen to drive the Pace Car at one of the most iconic race tracks in the world - which just happens to be in my backyard," said Green. "I'm looking forward to driving on the same track as so many of the greatest drivers in the world."


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