Danica Patrick To Set The Pace At The 105th Indianapolis 500 In A Corvette

May 25th, 2021 by

For the 18th time since 1978, a Chevrolet Corvette will pace the Indianapolis 500.

In this 105th running of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” this year’s mid-engine Corvette pace car will be driven by Danica Patrick. It is also the first Corvette convertible to pace the iconic Indy Car race since 2008.

Patrick finished third in the 2009 race – the highest finish for a woman at the Indy 500. In that race, she holds the race record for most laps led by a woman at 29. Patrick started eight Indy 500s, dating back to 2005 – her last was in 2018. All of her starts were with Chevrolet power.

Patrick also ran on NASCAR’s biggest stage in a Chevrolet for six seasons. She won the pole position at the Daytona 500 in 2013.

The Arctic White Corvette Stingray convertible will be the 32nd time since 1948 that Chevrolet will pace the Indianapolis 500. This special pace car will include a two-tone Sky Cool Gray and Strike Yellow interior, special livery outside, and safety lighting that replaces the traditional lightbar for greater visibility.

Chevrolet-powered winners date back to 1920, with the latest Borg-Warner Trophy winner in 2019 with Simon Pagenaud in front of the racing small block. They have also won the NTT INDYCAR SERIES six times since 2012.

The green flag will drop for the 105th time on May 30. You can see the Indianapolis 500 on NBC through your cable or satellite provider at 11:00 AM. You can also listen to the race on the INDYCAR radio network, including channel 205 on your SiriusXM band. Patrick will join the NBC broadcast crew after she climbs out of the Corvette pace car.

Chevrolet has racing as part of its heritage. If you have racing in blood, or just a casual fan, experience your own pace car at Dieffenbach GM Superstore. We can help you line up your own Corvette for your next 500 mile drive.

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