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Blackhawks goalie will drive IndyCar Grand Prix pace car

UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019, 12:06 p.m.

In this June 10, 2015 photo, Chicago Blackhawks’ goalie Corey Crawford hoists the Stanley Cup trophy after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final series, in Chicago. Two-time Stanley Cup champion goaltender Corey Crawford will drive the pace car for Saturday’s IndyCar Grand Prix. Race organizers said Tuesday, May 7, 2019, that Crawford will drive a Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe on Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s 14-turn, 2.439-mile road course. (Charles Rex Arbogast / Associated Press)
In this June 10, 2015 photo, Chicago Blackhawks’ goalie Corey Crawford hoists the Stanley Cup trophy after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final series, in Chicago. Two-time Stanley Cup champion goaltender Corey Crawford will drive the pace car for Saturday’s IndyCar Grand Prix. Race organizers said Tuesday, May 7, 2019, that Crawford will drive a Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe on Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s 14-turn, 2.439-mile road course. (Charles Rex Arbogast / Associated Press)
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INDIANAPOLIS – Two-time Stanley Cup champion goaltender Corey Crawford will drive the pace car for Saturday’s IndyCar Grand Prix.

Race organizers said Tuesday that Crawford will drive a Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe on Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s 14-turn, 2.439-mile road course.

The two-time NHL All-Star is the eighth goalie in Chicago Blackhawks history to win more than 100 games and enjoys restoring vintage cars. The 34-year-old Montreal native was the starter during the Blackhawks’ title runs in 2013 and 2015.

Qualifying for the Grand Prix will be held Friday.

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