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    That's the best they could come up with for the 100th race?

    Really?

    That is disappointing.

    Seems like I remember being disappointed last year as well. Now, I don't even remember who it was.

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    Chris Pine will be in town to wave the green flag to start the race so he makes sense to be Grand Marshal.
    The only reason I can think to give her this is as a thank you for her years of being a 500 supporter. But really, support or not, did Florence Henderson ever move the needle in a positive direction?

    So it probably goes back to Mari giving/getting her this 'honor' but you have to wonder why when there were probably 100 names that could've had some kind of wow factor behind them and either connected the 500 with Hollywood and getting a PR boost, or someone connected historically to the 500 to connect this year's parade with 500 history.
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    Default Re: Florence Henderson to serve as Grand Marshal of the Indianapolis 500

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    to connect this year's parade with 500 history.
    I think "Grand Marshal" of the race is not the same as Grand Marshal for the parade. The race has only had a Grand Marshal twice.
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    I think "Grand Marshal" of the race is not the same as Grand Marshal for the parade. The race has only had a Grand Marshal twice.
    Yes, it's the race and not the parade.
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    Default Re: Florence Henderson to serve as Grand Marshal of the Indianapolis 500

    Kind of a boring choice considering she is there every single year.....

    They always get C list celebrities for the most part though. The Kentucky Derby has always been the event that attracts the big names.

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    Default Re: Florence Henderson to serve as Grand Marshal of the Indianapolis 500

    Jack Nicholson waving the green flag a few years back was a pretty good get. But then he didn't want to leave the flag stand!
    Nuntius was right for a while. I was wrong for a while. But ultimately I was right and Frank Vogel has been let go.

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