Indianapolis 500 Pace Car
December 18, 2009
Reprinted from www.indy500.com
It's not a Corvette, but officials from Chevrolet and
the Indianapolis Motor Speedway unveiled the 2010 Chevrolet
Camaro SS Indianapolis 500 Pace Car at the Speedway's
Hall of Fame Museum Dec. 18.
enjoyed a great partnership with the Indianapolis Motor
Speedway throughout the years, and are proud to once
again have the privilege of pacing the Indianapolis
500 in a Camaro," said Jim Campbell, General Manager,
2010 Chevy Camaro Indianapolis 500 Pace Car is a 21st
century sports car that looks to the future with a nod
to the heritage of both the car and the race. The first
year for Camaro to pace the Indianapolis 500 was in
1967, the year the Camaro made its debut. Camaro has
since paced the race in 1969, 1982, 1993 and 2009.
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.
has done it again with the 2010 Chevy Camaro SS Pace
Car, it is simply beautiful," said Jeff Belskus,
president and CEO of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Corporation. "The car's tribute to '500' history
and its sports car feel will be a big hit with our fans,
and it will look great leading the Indianapolis 500
field on Race Day."
year's pace car is equipped with a stock 400 hp 6.2-litre
V-8, an RS appearance package and leather interior with
Inferno Orange interior accents. It also features design
cues that further enhance the Camaro's head-turning
design. Features unique to the pace car include:
Indianapolis 500 event logo painted on doors and embroidered
on driver and passenger
Indianapolis 500 event logo badges on front fenders
front grille insert that Chevrolet plans to offer as
a future Camaro accessory 2008 Indianapolis 500 Program
lens tail lamps
safety strobe light system with custom interior light
bar in the rear window (no
rooftop light bar)
GM Accessory floor mats with red and orange accent stitching
2010 Camaro SS Pace Car will be highly visible during
all Indianapolis 500 track activity days from Opening
Day of practice for rookies and veterans on May 15 through
the race, set for a 1 p.m. start on Sunday, May 30.
officials recently announced a streamlined 2010 Indianapolis
500 schedule that combines qualifying into two action-packed
days - Pole Day on May 22 and Bump Day on May 23 - yet
provides only one less day of track activity compared
to the 2009 schedule.
2010, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will play host
to the Indianapolis 500, part of the IZOD IndyCar Series,
the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series' Brickyard 400 on July
25 and the Red Bull Indianapolis GP on Aug. 29 for the
MotoGP World Championship.
April 6th, 2010 - Chevrolet to Produce
200 Pace Car Replicas for sale to the Public!
has just announced that it will build 200 or fewer 2010
Chevy Camaro Indianapolis 500 Pace Car Limited Edition
models. Each of the Pace Car models will be based on
an SS with the RS appearance package. A 400 horsepower
6.2-liter V8 engine will be mated up with a six-speed
automatic transmission, with power put to the ground
through 20-inch polished aluminum wheels. A throwback-style
front grille recalls the old '67 Pace Cars, and of course
the car will be painted in Inferno Orange, including
the engine cover. Other tidbits include ;
Premium floor mats with accent colors
* 2010 Indianapolis 500 event logo decal on both doors
and embroidered on driver and passenger headrests
* 2010 Indianapolis 500 event logo badges on front fenders
is stated to be $41,950 (including an $850 Destination
Freight Charge). Expect to pay a premium for the 50
that will be shipped to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
to be used as "track cars" during the month
of May and will be sold thru specific local Chevrolet
dealers after the race.
April 24th, 2010 - Media day activities!
Photos Courtesy Indianapolis Motor Speedway
was "Pace Car Driveaway" at the Speedway as
the 33 Chevrolet Camaro "Festival cars" were
distributed to members of the "500 Festival Committee"
to use from now thru the end of the race.
the Pace Car Driver for this year's race, "Good
Morning America" Anchor Robin Roberts, visited
today to prepare for Pace Car driving duties Sunday,
May 30 at the Indianapolis 500.