This will be the fifth consecutive year that Corvette has paced the race, and to me, that’s too long of a string. Remember the days when Indy mixed it up with Mopars, Fords and GM products? Heck, even GM changed it up each year by providing cars from its different branches, such as Oldsmobile, Chevrolet and Cadillac.
I’m glad to see that the pace car hails from the same nation where the race is held, and the number of pace-worthy performance vehicles is shrinking, but they’re out there. How about a Cadillac XLR or a Mustang convertible? A Crossfire convertible or even another Dodge Viper? None of these cars has paced the race in the past five years, if ever.
With the upcoming Dodge Challenger, Shelby Mustangs and Chevrolet Camaro, I’m hoping we get to see some variety in the future when it comes to pace cars.
What do you think? More ‘Vettes or less ‘Vettes at Indy?
By the way, here’s my favorite Indy pace car list web site.