WWE Global Ambassador Titus O’Neil will return to the racing capital of the world as Grand Marshal of the Indy 500 Snake Pit presented by Coors Light on Sunday, May 29 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
O’Neil, who took part in the pre-race festivities last year, will address the biggest race day party from the Snake Pit stage before the green flag is announced for the start of the 106th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge.
“The Snake Pit returns in style with a lineup of stars ready to celebrate one of race day’s loudest and most unique traditions,” said IMS President J. Douglas Boles. “The atmosphere will be electric, and Titus is the perfect person to help us increase the energy in Turn 3 from start to finish.”
Said O’Neil: “Having the opportunity to return to this racing spectacle at full capacity as the Snake Pit Grand Marshal is truly an honor. I fully expect to not only be overwhelmed with the festivities of this event, but also to contribute to the energy and excitement of the Snake Pit as racing fans from all walks of life descend on Indianapolis. It’s going to be electric!
WWE Hall of Famer, former WWE Tag Team Champion and first-ever 24/7 Champion, O’Neil has crushed many WWE Superstars since appearing in NXT in 2010, and he brings the same determination to his many engagements outside the ring. .
O’Neil is an accomplished athlete, philanthropist and artist who cares about youth and community. He was a USA Today Parade All American in high school football before playing college football at the University of Florida. His football career saw him stop professionally in the NFL and AFL before moving on to professional wrestling.
Outside of the ring, his passion has helped thousands of children and raised thousands in scholarships and millions for non-profit organizations such as United Way, Susan G. Komen and the Special Olympics.
As part of the Indy 500 Snake Pit, superstar DJ and producer Martin Garrix will headline a stellar lineup of global electronic music artists including deadmau5, Galantis, Steve Aoki and Yellow Claw. Performances begin early in the morning in the infield adjacent to Turn 3 of the IMS Oval.
General admission and VIP tickets for the Snake Pit are on sale for $75 and $200 at www.ims.com. VIP amenities will include access to an elevated viewing platform, private cash bar and air-conditioned private restrooms.
All Snake Pit ticket holders must be 18 years of age or older and hold a valid Indy 500 general admission ticket or reserved seat ticket. Ticket holders must be prepared to present proper identification to gain access to the concert.
Packages including general admission tickets for race day are available. A package including general admission to the Indianapolis 500 and Snake Pit costs $120, while a general admission package to the race and Snake Pit VIP costs $245. Prices increase on race day.
NBC’s live coverage of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge begins at 11 a.m. ET on Sunday, May 29.
Visit ims.com to purchase tickets for the 106th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on Sunday, May 29 and for information on the full May schedule at IMS.