Indianapolis 500 Pace Car
February 26, 2009
Reprinted from www.indy500.com
Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced Feb. 26 it has
selected the all-new 2010 Chevrolet Camaro to pace the
93rd running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May
Camaro Pace Car was unveiled during a ceremony at the
IMS Hall of Fame Museum with IMS President and Chief
Operating Officer Joie Chitwood, and Indianapolis 500
winners Johnny Rutherford, Al Unser Jr. and Eddie Cheever
Chevrolet Camaro first paced the Indianapolis 500 in
1967 with one of the most loved Pace Cars of all times,
followed by the 1969 Indy 500 Camaro Pace Car with the
hugger orange paint scheme," Chitwood said. "Just
40 years after that car made its mark as a Pace Car
favorite, we're pleased to have Camaro return to the
streets and to the track at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
to start our Centennial Era."
marks the fifth time the Chevrolet Camaro has been selected
to pace the Indianapolis 500 (1967, 1969, 1982, 1993,
2009). It will be the 44th time a General Motors vehicle
has paced "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,"
with 20 by a Chevrolet.
by the 6.2-liter LS3 all-aluminum Chevy V-8, the all-new
2010 Camaro produces 426 horsepower at 5,900 rpm and
420 lb-ft of torque at 4,600 rpm. It features a Tremec
six-speed manual transmission and 3.45 axle ratio.
drivetrain or suspension modifications are required
to prepare the Camaro for its Pace Car duties. The only
modifications to the vehicle include a fully integrated
strobe system, including a GM-designed custom light
bar utilizing Whelen 500 series linear strobes.
car carries a bold paint scheme for the Indianapolis
500, created by GM Design. More information on the production
version of the all-new 2010 Camaro can be found at chevy.com/camaro.
2009 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car driver will be announced
at a later date.
IMS tickets: Established in 1909, the Indianapolis Motor
Speedway has long prevailed as an icon of motorsports
excellence. Beginning in 2009, the Speedway celebrates
its Centennial Era, commemorating the 100th anniversary
of the facility in 2009 and the 100th anniversary of
the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race in 2011.
for the three events in 2009 at the Indianapolis Motor
Speedway - the 93rd Indianapolis 500, 16th Allstate
400 at the Brickyard and second Red Bull Indianapolis
GP - can be purchased online at www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com
at any time.