Camaro to pace Indianapolis 500 again

December 18, 2009

Chevrolet and Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials announced Friday at the Speedway’s Hall of Fame Museum that the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS will be the official pace car for next May’s Indianapolis 500.

The first year for a Camaro to pace the Indianapolis 500 was in 1967, the year the Camaro made its debut in car lots nationwide. A Camaro has since paced the race in 1969, 1982, 1993 and 2009.

The 2010 Camaro SS will be the official pace car for next year’s Indianapolis 500.

This year’s pace car features an inferno orange metallic paint scheme with white diamond rally stripes that travel from the front to the rear over the top of the body, as well as extending to the interior dash. The design is a modern interpretation of the original rally stripe that debuted on the 1969 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car.

This year’s pace car is equipped with a stock 400 horsepower 6.2-litre V-8 engine and leather interior with inferno orange interior accents.

The 2010 Camaro pace car will be highly visible during all Indianapolis 500 track activity days from the opening day of practice on May 15 through the May 30 race day.




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