Here is an interesting Corvette spotted on the Boulevard inside the National Corvette Museum. It’s a 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible with the 60th Anniversary package. But as you can see, the Corvette is also wearing the same Indy 500 graphics that the 2013 Corvette ZR1 wore as the Pace Car for the Greatest Spectacle in Racing earlier this year in May.
We sent a tweet to our friends at the National Corvette Museum inquiring about the car that could be seen on one of the webcams (unfortunately it’s no longer there) and we received the following reply:
@corvetteblogger R8C Delivery Corvette belonging to IndyCar driver Dario Franchitti. In celebration of his 2012 Indy win?— Corvette Museum (@corvettemuseum) December 12, 2012
So Dario Franchitti won the 2012 Indianapolis 500 and to celebrate, it looks like he is buying a 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible in matching Pace Car livery. Other than kissing wife Ashley Judd in the winners circle and gulping some fresh delicious milk, we can think of no better way to commemorate your 3rd win at the Indianapolis 500.
Dario tweeted the following when he visited the NCM for his R8C delivery:
Five Days and 1,500 Miles in the 2013 Corvette ZR1 Indy 500 Pace Car
2013 60th Anniversary Corvette ZR1 To Pace 96th Indianapolis 500
[PICS] 2013 Corvette ZR1 in Night Race Blue with 60th Anniversary Stripe