Stephanie Beatriz of ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ to serve as Indy 500 grand marshal

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Stephanie Beatriz, who starred as Detective Rosa Diaz on the TV present “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and voiced Madrigal on the Academy Award-winning movie “Encanto,” will function the grand marshal for the Indianapolis 500 later this month.

The monitor introduced Tuesday the award-winning actress, who will star within the upcoming present “Twisted Metal,” will stroll the Indy 500 pink carpet on May 28 earlier than giving the command for drivers to report back to their automobiles.

“Stephanie brings a fresh energy and excitement to pre-race ceremonies that both spectators at the track and everyone watching on NBC and Peacock will appreciate,” Indianapolis Motor Speedway President J. Douglas Boles stated.

Practice for the race started Tuesday and continues all through the week, with qualifying on Saturday and Sunday. The annual Carb Day festivities embrace a closing apply and live shows by Bryan Adams and Soul Asylum earlier than the race-day occasions culminate with the 107th working of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”

Country music star Blake Shelton served because the Indy 500 grand marshal final 12 months. Others have included Army General Norman Schwarzkopf and Olympic gymnast Nastia Liukin.


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