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Victor Oladipo To Drive Pace Car For 102nd Running of Indy 500

It was announced Thursday the Pacers star will be leading the way to start this year's race.

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From associated press:

"Indiana Pacers star Victor Oladipo will drive the pace car in the Indianapolis 500.

He will lead the 33-car field to the starting line in a 2019 Corvette ZR1 on May 27. The car can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 2.85 seconds and reach a top track speed of 212 mph.

Oladipo was a fan favorite at Indiana University before he gave up his final year of eligibility to enter the draft.

He was acquired in last summer's trade for Paul George and blossomed into an All-Star in his first season with the Pacers. He averaged 23.1 points last season and is considered the front-runner for the NBA's Most Improved Player award."

Victor will be the first Indiana Pacer ever to drive the pace car. That's crazy! Not even Reggie Miller, Rik Smits, one of the Davis brothers, Paul George in peak Paul George time? Speaks to the kind of year and impact Oladipo has already made on the Hoosier state. 

Easy choice, and they knocked it out of the park. His city. 

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