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Mark Cuban will wave green flag to start Indy 500

Dallas Mavericks v Golden State Warriors

OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 11: Dallas Mavericks’ owner Mark Cuban watches his team face off against the Golden State Warriors on December 11, 2013 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Mark Cuban’s pop culture stardom — Mr. Shark Tank, Mr. Dancing with The Stars, Mr. vocal Dallas Mavericks owner — has reached this point:

Cuban will wave the green flag as the honorary starter of the Indianapolis 500 Sunday, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced.

Cuban is a graduate of Indiana University.

“Whether it’s winning an NBA Championship or the honor of waving the green flag to start the Indianapolis 500, there are certain sporting events that are monumental for any true sports fan,” said Cuban. “I am excited to come back to Indiana, not just to attend, but actually participate in this historic race.”

Cuban used to own one of the most popular bars in Bloomington while in college. What, you expected otherwise?