Jeff Gordon to drive pace car for Daytona 500
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Chevrolet announced Friday that Jeff Gordon will drive the Camaro ZL1 that will lead the field to the green flag for Sunday’s Daytona 500.
“Chevrolet and I have a great history at the Daytona 500 and it’s an honor to drive the 650-horsepower Camaro ZL1 pace car for the largest, most historic race of the season,” said Gordon, a three-time Daytona 500 winner, in a statement.
This completes a rare double for Gordon. He drove the pace car at the start of the 2015 Indianapolis 500.
Chevrolet also will provide the pace vehicles for Friday night’s Camping World Truck Series race and Saturday’s Xfinity race at Daytona International Speedway. Chevy’s 2017 Silverado will pace the Truck race, and its 2017 Camaro SS will pace the Xfinity race.