- Associated Press - Monday, May 23, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Actress and Indiana-native Florence Henderson will be grand marshal of the 100th Indianapolis 500 next week.

Henderson is best known for her role on “The Brady Bunch.” She’s also a native of the small town of Dale in southern Indiana. As race grand marshal she will greet drivers and dignitaries and ride in a parade car at the front of the field before the race starts. She’ll also deliver the “drivers to your cars” message over the public address system.

Darius Rucker will sing the national anthem before the Sunday race. The Indianapolis Children’s Choir will sing “God Bless America” and accompany Josh Kaufman for “Back Home Again in Indiana.”

Henderson is the race’s second grand marshal. U.S. Olympic gold medal gymnast Nastia Liukin was grand marshal in 2015.

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