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The best – and worst – Indy 500 pace cars of all time

Motoring Research Logo By Motoring Research team of Motoring Research | Slide 1 of 32: The mid-engined Chevrolet Corvette Z06 will lead the field for this year’s Indy 500 race. This will be the 33rd time a Chevrolet has undertaken the role since 1911. Having a car or SUV (or truck!) used as the official pace car allows it to be seen by thousands of fans at the track, and millions more watching around the world. As a result, the role of Indy 500 pace car has become a desirable marketing opportunity. Ahead of the 106th Indianapolis 500 on Sunday 29 May, join us for a look at the highs and lows of Indy 500 pace car history.

The easiest way to guarantee leading the Indy 500

The mid-engined Chevrolet Corvette Z06 will lead the field for this year’s Indy 500 race. This will be the 33rd time a Chevrolet has undertaken the role since 1911.

Having a car or SUV (or truck!) used as the official pace car allows it to be seen by thousands of fans at the track, and millions more watching around the world. As a result, the role of Indy 500 pace car has become a desirable marketing opportunity.

Ahead of the 106th Indianapolis 500 on Sunday 29 May, join us for a look at the highs and lows of Indy 500 pace car history.

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