Blackhawks goalie driving pace car at IndyCar GP

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

INDIANAPOLIS -- Two-time Stanley Cup champion goaltender Corey Crawford will drive the pace car for Saturday's IndyCar Grand Prix.

Race organizers said Tuesday that Crawford will drive a Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe on Indianapolis Motor Speedway's 14-turn, 2.439-mile road course.

The two-time NHL All-Star is the eighth goalie in Chicago Blackhawks history to win more than 100 games and enjoys restoring vintage cars. The 34-year-old Montreal native was the starter during the Blackhawks' title runs in 2013 and 2015.

"This Is Us" star Justin Hartley will be the honorary starter for the race.

Qualifying for the Grand Prix will be held Friday.