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Turbo Director David Soren Spotted at the Speedway

Indianapolis Motor Speedway has answered some of the speculation about whether additional stars from the forthcoming IndyCar-themed film Turbo would make appearances in Indy over the weekend, as the movie’s director, David Soren, makes the rounds at the track today.

Actor Michael Peña, who voices one of the animated characters in Turbo, and who signed on as the Honorary Starter of the Indianapolis 500, is also at the Speedway today.

No word yet on possible Indy appearances by any of the movie’s other marquee stars, including Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Maya Rudolph, and Snoop Dogg. An IMS official told May Madness today that no other Turbo-related celebs have yet been confirmed. “At least none that I’m aware of,” says IMS spokesperson Suzi Elliot. “But that’s not to say that there won’t be.”

To read Indy Monthly’s May feature on the making of Turbo, click here.

Since first joining Indianapolis Monthly in 2000, West has written about a wide range of subjects including crime, history, arts and entertainment, pop culture, politics, and food. His feature stories have twice been noted in the Best American Sports Writing anthology and have received top honors from the Indiana chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. “The Collapse,” West’s account of the 2011 Indiana State Fair tragedy, was a 2013 National City and Regional Magazine Awards finalist in the category of Best Reporting. He lives on the near-east side.
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