Jeff Gordon to Drive Pace Car at Indy 500
Announced today as the pace-car driver for the 2015 Indianapolis 500, Gordon will start the race in a Corvette Z06.
“The Indianapolis 500 is one of the most celebrated races of the year and an event I always dreamed of racing while growing up in California and in nearby Pittsboro,” Gordon said in a statement released by IMS. “I’ve won five NASCAR races at IMS, and the track will always be a special place for me, so to be able to participate in such a historic day will be something I remember for the rest of my life.”
The only conceivable problem for Gordon might be resisting the urge to stay on the track when the 99th running gets underway.