For the first time since 2003, the Indianapolis 500 Pace Car will not be a Corvette. Today at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, IMS President Joie Chitwood alongside Indianapolis 500 champions Al Unser jr., Johnny Rutherford, and Eddie Cheever announced that the 2009 Pace Car will be the 2010 Chevy Camaro.
"The Chevrolet Camaro first paced the Indianapolis 500 in 1967 with one of the most loved Pace Cars of all times, followed by the 1969 Indy 500 Camaro Pace Car with the hugger orange paint scheme. Just 40 years after that car made its mark as a Pace Car favorite, we're pleased to have Camaro return to the streets and to the track at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to start our Centennial Era." -Joie Chitwood
The driver will be announced at a later date.
(Photos courtesy of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway)