Indy 500 Pace Car to Be Driven by 49ers Head Coach

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer
SANTA CLARA, CA – MAY 10: Jim Harbaugh head coach of the San Francisco 49ers enters the practice field during the San Francisco 49ers rookie minicamp at their training facility on May 10, 2013 in Santa Clara, California. Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images) ** TCN OUT **

This year’s Indianapolis 500 will not only have a special guest pace car, but also a special pace car driver in the form of Super-Bowl runner-up San Francisco 49ers head coach, Jim Harbaugh.

Harbaugh will lead the way in a new 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray, marking the 12th time that a Corvette has been used in this position. “As a longtime racing fan and someone who has always followed the Indianapolis 500, the honor to drive the pace car comes as a tremendous thrill,” said Jim Harbaugh.

Jim Harbaugh is not a stranger to Indianapolis, having played quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts NFL team from 1994 to 1997.

The new Corvette hits dealers this fall with a starting MSRP of $51,995.

GALLERY: 2014 Corvette Pace Car

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Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="">Google+</A>

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