Actor Chris Pratt to drive Brickyard 400 pace car

FILE - Actor Chris Pratt attends a screening of "The Lego Movie" hosted by Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 in New York. (AP File Photo/Andy Kropa/Invision)
FILE - Actor Chris Pratt attends a screening of "The Lego Movie" hosted by Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 in New York. (AP File Photo/Andy Kropa/Invision)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Actor Chris Pratt has been named the honorary pace car driver at this year’s John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard.

Pratt will kick off one of NASCAR’s biggest events in a red and silver 2014 Chevrolet SS pace car. He will drive the car to the green flag before the race officially begins.

The event takes place on July 27 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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