2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup-winning team member Lauren Holiday will drive the Chevrolet SS pace car to start Sunday’s Crown Royal Presents the Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
A midfielder on the U.S. National soccer team, Holiday is an Indianapolis native. She has earned two Olympic gold medals, as well as has played in two World Cups.
She scored a goal in the U.S.’s 5-2 win in the championship game over Japan on July 5.
“It’s been an incredible month for me, winning a world title while representing the United States,” Holiday said in a track media release. “This will be another incredible thrill, driving a pace car in my hometown in front of the greatest race fans in the world.”
Added Indianapolis Motor Speedway president Doug Boles, “We’ve had plenty of champions from other sports here during our race weekends, but it’s special to have a hometown hero visit.”