Celebrity Chef Guy Fieri to Pace Indianapolis 500 in ‘Vette

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The 33 drivers taking part in the heated battles at the 2012 Indianapolis 500 on Sunday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will be passed by a brand new Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Pace Car driven by none other than the host of the Food Network’s hit show “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives” Guy Fieri.
The car he will be driving is the most powerful version of the Chevrolet Corvette ever produced, a 638 horsepower freak of nature. This will be the 23rd time a Chevrolet has paced “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” and the 11th time a Corvette is serving as the Pace Car.

“There are races and then there are races,” said Fieri. “And without a doubt, the Indy 500 is the race that I’ve always wanted to attend. And now, to be driving the Corvette Pace Car…this is going to be unbelievable.”

“We are excited to have Guy Fieri drive the Corvette ZR1, the official Pace Car for the 2012 Indianapolis 500,” said Jim Campbell, Chevrolet vice president, Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. “Guy will bring his genuine enthusiasm as he leads the starting field to the green flag for the 96th running of the Indianapolis 500. We are humbled by his passion for Chevy and ‘The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.’”
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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