Nastia Liukin named Indy 500 Grand Marshal
Keeping track of 2008 Olympic gymnastics all-around champion Nastia Liukin is turning into an Olympic sport all its own.
Indy 500 officials have announced that Liukin will be the grand marshal at this year's race, scheduled for May 24.
The five-time medalist is also currently in the final six on "Dancing with the Stars," and finishing up her junior year at New York University. Oh, and she's an NBC Olympics analyst. Does she ever sleep?
At the Indy 500, Liukin will be part of the Snake Pit Ball on May 23. On race day, she'll kick things off with a parade loop around the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval and be introduced to the crowd.
"I have very fond memories of competing and performing in Indianapolis, and I will actually be back again in August for the P&G Gymnastics Championships," Liukin told the Indianapolis Star "I'm really honored to be the Grand Marshal for this year's Indianapolis 500. It will be so exciting to witness 'The Greatest Spectacle in Racing' - I can't wait!"