Matt Damon, Christian Bale honorary starters for Indy 500

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INDIANAPOLIS – Actors Matt Damon and Christian Bale will wave the green flag for this year’s Indianapolis 500.

The two are co-starring in a movie called “Ford V Ferrari”, profiling the corporate battles waged by American car designer Carroll Shelby and British driver Ken Miles. It comes out in November.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway President Doug Boles say the duo are used to performing under the bright lights and they should enjoy themselves.

The 33-car starting grid will be filled in qualifying Saturday and Sunday.

The big race is Sunday, May 26, 2019.

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(This story was originally published on May 16, 2019)

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