Pace Car

What's your pick for the 2013 Indianapolis 500 pace car?

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...

High Speed Stuff Wrap-up: Pace Cars, Television Cars - and Roger Penske to buy Saturn?

Fellow podcaster Ben Bowlin and I consistently roll two High Speed Stuff podcasts out of the HowStuffWorks garage each and every week. You can download them (for free) on iTunes whenever you choose. In fact, if you're not already a regular listener, you may want to scroll through our ever-growing list of past High Speed Stuff podcasts...

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."