[PICS] 2021 C8 Corvette to Pace the Daytona 500

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[PICS] 2021 C8 Corvette to Pace the Daytona 500

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Chevrolet has a trifecta of Pace Cars running at Daytona International Speedway in support of the three NASCAR series races this weekend and that includes a Rapid Blue 2021 Corvette Z51 Coupe leading the pack for the Daytona 500 on Sunday, February 14th!

Also pacing the races will be the Silverado 1500 RST which will pace the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series’ NextEra Energy on Friday evening at 7:30 PM ET and the Camaro SS 1LE will lead the Xfinity series’ “Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner 300” at 5:00 PM ET on Saturday, February 13th.

Together, the three Chevrolets are decked out in similar matching Rapid Blue/Black paint schemes, and all are powered by a 6.2L V8 which means that together the three pace cars will produce a cumulative 1370 horsepower.

[PICS] 2021 C8 Corvette to Pace the Daytona 500


The Corvette’s Pace Car livery is done in Rapid Blue with a completely black roof and bow, and a black center hood/frunk graphic with a red outline. It’s also wearing a High Wing and Black Trident Wheels. Rapid Blue was also extended to the Silverado and the Camaro which isn’t a color normally offered on either vehicle. Customers will be able to purchase a Camaro in Rapid Blue in 2022.

Key members of Team Chevy will be presenting a behind-the-scenes look at the Daytona race called “Live from Daytona.” The show will provide a look at the GM Firebird 1 concept, highlight the history behind the Harley J. Earl trophy, a comparison of the Camaro ZL1 1LE streetcar to the NASCAR Cup Series racers, and a feature on the 2021 Daytona 500 Corvette Pace Car.

“Live from Daytona” is presented by Chevy MyWay, a virtual showroom-like studio, providing customers a new and innovative way to interact with Chevrolet products. The free 20-minute broadcast is open to all, and begins Saturday, Feb. 13, at 11 AM ET on Chevrolet.com/myway.

[PICS] 2021 C8 Corvette to Pace the Daytona 500


“Coming off of a successful 2020 on track in all three NASCAR national series, our drivers and teams are fired up and looking to put Chevrolet back in Victory Lane, starting at Daytona,” said Tony Johnson, director of Chevrolet Car and Crossover Marketing. “In addition to exciting green-flag racing, we’re really looking forward to showing off the Daytona 500 Corvette Stingray pace car and so much more for race fans Saturday during the ‘Live from Daytona’ broadcast presented by Chevy MyWay.”

The 2021 Daytona 500 will mark the sixth time that the Chevrolet Corvette has paced “The Great American Race,” and it will be the 14th overall race to be paced by a Chevrolet vehicle. Chevrolet has won the Daytona 500 a record 24 times which is more than any other manufacturer.

You can watch the Daytona 500 on the FOX broadcast network on Sunday, February 14th at 2:30 PM ET.


Source:
Chevrolet.com

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Ah Man!! of all the C8 colors they had to choose from they picked that lame Rapid Blue..reminds me of French Blue on one of the old European cars. Elkhart Lake Blue would be great, also Fire Mist Red. Then they put those cheap looking black wheels on it..Well at least it’s not a Silverado or Tahoe pace car, or worse one of those Toyota “pails”

  2. ya think they could have done the red white and blue? but ok beer is more important than creating the right unity for America under normal circumstances this would be cool, but these times right now are so screwed up just a thought. no harm meant

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