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 |  Mar 25 2014, 1:39 PM

Dario Franchitti to Drive Camaro Z/Z8 Indy 500 Pace Car

General Motors is once again providing the pace car for the legendary Indy 500, and this year a three-time winner of the race will be driving it.

Retired Indy Car driver and three-time Indy 500 winner Dario Franchitti will pilot a 2015 Chevy Camaro Z/28 pace car at the upcoming Indy 500. This marks the eighth time a Camaro has been used as the pace car, and the 25th time that a Chevrolet has acted as pace car. Last year, a 2014 Corvette Stingray was used as the pace car.

Franchitti now serves on the Chip Ganassi Racing team in a driver development role.  “It is a tremendous honor for me to be asked to drive the Pace Car for the Indianapolis 500,” said Franchitti. “Although I won’t be competing in the Greatest Spectacle in Racing, this will be as close as one person can get to the action. I can’t wait until May in Indianapolis.”

The race will run on Sunday, May 25.

GALLERY: Camaro Z/28 Pace Car

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  • Tony

    This article uses the word “chosen”.
    If it were really “choice” one would think that every other year, you would have a Mustang, then maybe a Challenger, then a Camaro.
    But no, it seems it is always GM, GM, GM, GM, GM,……………………

  • Rickers

    GM pays for the sponsorship… so they’re the ones choosing. They chose a Z/28, rather than a Corvette… or a Cruze.. lol