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Actor Hemsworth to wave Indy 500 green flag

Chris Hemsworth, who played James Hunt in the Formula 1 film Rush, will wave the green flag for the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500.  The Ron Howard-produced Rush centered on the epic 1976 Formula 1 season and the epic but respectful rivalry between Hunt and Niki Lauda, the politicking of McLaren and Ferrari, and Lauda’s comeback from the life-threatening Nurburgring shunt. However, Melbourne, Australian-born Hemsworth is best known for his roles as Thor from the Marvel franchise. He is linked to the Indy 500 by virtue of his TAG Heuer ambassadorial role, with the watchmaker a sponsor of the race and the IndyCar series. "I am very excited for the Indy 500 this year," he...
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