Since the first race at the Indianapolis 500 Motor Speedway in 1994, the Brickyard 400 has grown into one of NASCAR’s biggest events. For the five years, Corvette has led the pack as the pace car including last year’s race that was paced by the Bowling Green Metallic Grand Sport. This year’s Pace Car will be announced tomorrow at a special event, but we did find Corvettes and Camaros serving at “Festival Cars” which are the vehicles driven by track officials and other luminaries.
As the 2012 convertible Camaro is the new hotness in Chevy’s performance car stable and served as this year’s pace car for the Indianapolis 500, we have a feeling that it will be named the Pace Car for the 2011 Brickyard 400. If that changes and Corvette is once again named, we’ll let you know!
In the meantime, check out the previous Corvettes to pace the Brickyard 400 under our Related Posts section below. Although I love the color of the Bowling Green Metallic on 2010’s Pace Car, my favorite design was the Corvette Z06 that paced the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard in 2009.
Photos by: Ron McQueeney
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