Around this time of the year there's always a lot of speculation about the car that the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will select to pace the Indy 500 in late May. So far, there's no news from the speedway -- and no news from any auto manufacturer either. It's all just rumors at this point.
Soon enough we'll know the answer when the official announcement is made, but I thought it might be fun to see what the CarStuff audience would...
Are you a race fan looking for a once in a lifetime souvenir? Do you live anywhere near Indianapolis, Indiana? If so, you may want head over to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) Hall of Fame Museum between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 20. The reason? As the official site of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway puts it: to celebrate "the 100th anniversary of the signing of the company's articles of incorporation by its four founding fathers." In other words, tomorrow is the 100th birthday of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Admission to the museum is free for the event, and for just $5, race fans can pose for a photo with actors outfitted in period clothing to represent the speedway's "Four Founders" -- Carl G. Fisher, James A. Allison, Arthur C. Newby and Frank Wheeler. The photos will be taken "in front of the museum's 1909 Buick Model 16B, which is believed to have carried Louis Chevrolet to victory in a 10-mile dash on the historic first day of auto racing at IMS, Aug. 19, 1909."
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 transmission and 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."