Friday, April 12, 2019

103rd Indianapolis 500 to Be Paced by the 2019 Corvette Grand Sport

BAY CITY, Mich. -- The 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport will serve as the official pace car of the Indianapolis 500 on May 26th, marking the 103rd year of the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing", as well as the 30th year a Chevrolet vehicle has led the field starting in 1948 when a Fleetmaster Six had the job. No other brand in automotive history to date has served as the 500 Pace Car more than Chevy, which is a highly appropriate record to hold given the brand's deep roots in racing and the 500 itself, having been founded the same year the inaugural race took place. Along with his brothers Arthur and Gaston, Louis Chevrolet himself even competed!

“Chevrolet is honored to lead the way for the 500 once again,” said Steve Majoros, director of Chevrolet passenger car and crossover marketing. “The Grand Sport is a particularly excellent choice as its wide body and aerodynamic features are steeped in racing heritage.”

Fans of the Indy 500 will also see thirty-three 2019 Corvette Stingrays out cruising the roads of Central Indiana this spring, as well as in IPL 500 Festival Parade taking place on May 25th in downtown Indianapolis, provided to business leaders and dignitaries in the area for important promotional purposes. This is the first year of the race since 2007 that both the Official Pace Car and parade cars match each other.

“We continue to be grateful for our long-running partnership with Chevrolet,” Indianapolis Motor Speedway President J. Douglas Boles said. “It’s such a strong bond that has proven integral to the success of our events. The 2019 Corvette Grand Sport is a world-class machine that exudes speed, performance and excitement, a perfect fit to lead the 500 field. Personally, there is nothing quite like driving an Indianapolis 500 Chevrolet Corvette around Indiana in May, and I know our fans also will enjoy seeing the Corvette Stingray festival cars around town throughout the Month of May.”

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