Indy 500 Pace Car Selected: 2010 Chevrolet Camaro

Scott Benjamin

During a ceremony held yesterday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum in Indianapolis, Indiana, the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro was announced as the Pace Car for the 93rd running of the Indianapolis 500.

According to a statement made by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Camaro Pace Car will be running completely stock out in front of the 33 competitors on race day:

"Powered by the 6.2-liter LS3 all-aluminum Chevy V-8, the all-new 2010 Camaro produces 426 horsepower at 5,900 rpm and 420 lb-ft of torque at 4,600 rpm. It features a Tremec six-speed manual transmissionand 3.45 axle ratio. No drivetrain or suspension modifications are required to prepare the Camaro for its Pace Car duties. The only modifications to the vehicle include a fully integrated strobe system, including a GM-designed custom light bar utilizing Whelen 500 series linear strobes."

Ray Wert at Jalopniktells us that this is the fifth time that a Chevrolet Camaro will pace the field at IMS (the first four times being in 1967, 1969, 1982 and 1993). The selection also marks the 44th time a General Motors product has been selected as a Pace Car for the annual 500-mile race.

The Indy 500 is scheduled to run on May 24, and as of today, a Pace Car driver has yet to be announced.

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