Blake Shelton spent Memorial Day weekend serving as the Grand Marshall of the Indy 500.
The country singer took his duties seriously telling the audience, “It’s an honor to be here, everybody. I don’t know about y’all, but I can’t take it anymore. Drivers, to your cars!”
— Racetakes (@racetakes) May 30, 2022
Blake also helped design Jimmie Johnson’s helmet for the race. According to PEOPLE, the “Helmet of Heroes” honors Johnson’s grandparents who served in the Korean War and WWII and Shelton’s late father who served in the honor guard in Korea just after the Korean War, and his brother was in the Army.
Thank you #Indy500!!!! What a weekend… wish my dad was able to see that. Thank you @JimmieJohnson for letting him and my brother have a spot on your helmet. Thinking about them extra today along with all the heroes who have served our country. pic.twitter.com/QVFen0HBEO
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) May 30, 2022
Fans can now have a chance to win the “Helmet of Hereos” by donating to the American Legion.
I’m going to do something I’ve never done before with this helmet…@blakeshelton and I are going to give you a chance to win it after I wear it for the #Indy500 to raise $$ for @americanlegion. Go to https://t.co/lbkOnmSQgF or text HelmetOfHeroes to 91999 for your chance to win. pic.twitter.com/VCxZATKXm0
— Jimmie Johnson (@JimmieJohnson) May 27, 2022