Matt Damon, Christian Bale waving green flag at Indy 500

Matt Damon, left, and Christian Bale (Photos: AP/Jordan Strauss)

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Actors Matt Damon and Christian Bale will wave the green flag at this year's Indianapolis 500.

Why Damon and Bale? They're starring in an auto racing film due out this November. "Ford v. Ferrari" is the true story of the battle between Ford and Ferrari to win Le Mans in 1966. Damon will play Texas car designer Carroll Shelby, who was charged by Ford to build a new car that could end Ferrari's dominance. Bale will play Ken Miles, the British racer who drove the car Shelby designed.

Planning to attend this year's race? Be sure to check out the parking restrictions in place in Speedway both for race weekend and qualifications this weekend.

You can still get tickets to the race here.