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Chevrolet SS to Pace 20th NASCAR Brickyard Race

As the NASCAR Sprint Cup enjoys a rare bye week, the series prepares for the 20th anniversary of its first ever running at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. That inaugural 1994 race was won by Jeff Gordon in a Chevrolet, and Chevy has dominated the track ever since winning a total of 15 Sprint Cup race including the last 11 straight.
2014 Chevy SS NASCAR Brickyard pace car 1 photo
For good reason, Chevy is touting its involvement in this year’s race, which might be plagued with one of the worst race names of all time with an official title of Crown Royal Presents the John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard Powered by BigMachineRecords.com. The race will run on July 27, and Chevrolet will lead the field to the green flag with the 2014 Chevy SS acting as the official pace car.

“This year marks the 20th anniversary of NASCAR racing at the Brickyard, and it is truly special that Chevrolet has been there from the beginning racing and pacing,” said Jim Campbell, Chevrolet U.S. vice president of performance vehicles and motorsports. “It will be great to have Chris Pratt lead the field of 43 competitors to the green flag in the Chevrolet SS pace car.”

If Chris Pratt’s name sounds familiar, it’s because he stars in NBC’s hit comedy Parks and Recreation, which happens to take place in Pawnee, Indiana – a fictional town located just 90 miles from Indianapolis. Pratt also starred in The Lego Movie, Moneyball and Zero Dark Thirty.

In addition to the Sprint Car race, Chevrolet will pace the three other series of races that will take over the weekend including NASCAR Nationwide Series (using a Camaro 1LE pace car), the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge (paced by a Camaro ZL1) and the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship (paced by a Corvette Stingray Convertible).

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