2020 Corvette Stingray is Official Pace Car of the 104th Indy 500

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2020 Corvette Stingray To Lead Field at 104th Indy 500

A Torch Red 2020 Corvette Stingray coupe will serve as the Official Pace Car for the 104th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge. The car will be driven by General Motors President Mark Reuss. For the first time in the iconic race’s history, it will not be held in the traditional month of May, but will take place on Sunday August 23.

This is the 17th time a Corvette has served as the Official Pace Car and the 31st time a Chevrolet has led the field dating back to 1948 when a Chevrolet Fleetmaster Six convertible led the field. No other brand or vehicle has served as the “500” Pace Car more often than Chevrolet and the Corvette.

2020 Corvette Stingray is Official Pace Car of the 104th Indy 500
“It’s truly an honor to have the opportunity to be behind the wheel of the mid-engine Corvette Pace Car at such a historic race as the Indy 500,” said GM President Mark Reuss. “The 2020 Corvette Stingray is the result of a close collaboration between the Corvette Racing and production engineering teams, setting a new benchmark for supercars around the world.”
Chevrolet was founded in 1911, the year of the inaugural 500-mile race, and company co-founder Louis Chevrolet, along with brothers Arthur and Gaston, competed in early Indy 500s. Arthur competed in the 1911 race and Gaston won in 1920.
Jan Magnussen and Mike Rockenfeller, drivers of the #63 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Corvette C8.R, race to a sixth-place finish in the GTE Pro class Sunday, February 23, 2020 during the FIA World Endurance Championship’s Six Hours of COTA at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Richard Prince for Corvette Racing)

Jan Magnussen and Mike Rockenfeller, drivers of the #63 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Corvette C8.R, race to a sixth-place finish in the GTE Pro class Sunday, February 23, 2020 during the FIA World Endurance Championship’s Six Hours of COTA at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Richard Prince for Corvette Racing)

The #4 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C8.R driven by Tommy Milner, Oliver Gavin and Marcel Fässler race to a seventh place finish in the GTLM class Saturday and Sunday, January 25-26, 2020 during the 24-hour IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s Rolex 24 at Daytona in Daytona Beach, Florida. This is the first race for the new, first-ever mid-engine Corvette C8.R. (Photo by Richard Prince for Chevy Racing)

The #4 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C8.R driven by Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner race to a second place finish Sunday, August 2, 2020 during the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Road America in Elkhart, Wisconsin. This is the second podium in a row for Gavin and Milner who won at Sebring during this COVID-19 pandemic impacted IMSA race season. (Photo by Richard Prince for Chevy Racing)

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The #3 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C8.R driven by Antonio Garcia and Jordan Taylor races to victory in the GTLM class Saturday, July 4, 2020 during the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship WeatherTech 240 on the Road Course at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. This is the 100th IMSA victory for the team, during the second IMSA race of the season at an empty racetrack, as a result of  the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Richard Prince for Chevy Racing)