Ginger Zee of GMA to host red carpet at Indianapolis 500, celebrity lineup announced
INDIANAPOLIS – Ginger Zee will host a star-studded red carpet prior to the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.
The Emmy Award-winning Zee is the chief meteorologist for ABC News, and she’s also a graduate of Valparaiso University.
“As we prepare to host the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500, we want to celebrate this epic race in every way possible. Having “Good Morning America’s” chief meteorologist Ginger Zee adds celebrity and even more fun to our red carpet. We hope Ginger will also bring good racing weather with her!” said Indianapolis Motor Speedway President J. Douglas Boles.
Among the other stars expected to appear on the red carpet are:
- Mario Andretti – 1969 Indianapolis 500 champion
- David Anspaugh – Director, “Hoosiers,” “Rudy”
- Robert Herjavec– Entrepreneur, “Shark Tank”
- Martin Garrix – Record producer/musician, 100th Indy 500 Snake Pit performer
- Akbar Gbajabiamila – NFL player, “America Ninja Warrior” host
- Nick Gehlfuss – Actor, “Shameless,” “Chicago Med”
- Kym Johnson – Professional dancer, “Dancing With the Stars” champion
- Josh Kaufman – “The Voice” champion, 100th Indy 500 “Back Home Again in Indiana” performer
- Chris Pine – Actor, 100th Indy 500 Honorary Starter
- Angelo Pizzo – Writer/Producer, “Hoosiers,” Writer, “Rudy,” Writer/Director “My All American”
- Richard Rawlings – Entrepreneur, race car driver, “Fast N’ Loud” host
- Darius Rucker – Grammy Award-winning artist, 100th Indy 500 national anthem performer
- Skrillex – Record producer/musician, 100th Indy 500 Snake Pit performer
- Kevin Sorbo – Actor, “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys,” “Andromeda”
- Kevin Sumlin – head football coach, Texas A&M University
- Keith Urban – Grammy Award-winning artist, 100th Indy 500 “Honda Fastest Seat in Sports” co-rider
The 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil will be Sunday, May 29. With a crowd traveling to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway that has not been seen in recent years, longtime fans are encouraged to begin their Race Day routines at least two hours earlier than previous years.
All fans will want to arrive early to take advantage of the full 100th Running experience, with highlights including live ESPN “SportsCenter” tapings in the Pagoda Plaza beginning at 8 a.m., an expanded fan midway and increased concession and vending opportunities. Stay tuned for more updates on pre-race events as the 100th Running countdown continues.