NASCAR fable Jeff Gordon will expostulate a 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Pace Car to lead a margin to a start of a 24th annual Brickyard 400 on Sunday, Jul 23 during a Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Gordon will lapse in a Pace Car to a historic, 2.5-mile oval during IMS, where he is a usually motorist to win a Brickyard 400 5 times (1994, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2014).
California local Gordon, who grew adult in circuitously Pittsboro, Indiana, has served as a NASCAR researcher for FOX Sports given timid full time from a Cup Series after a 2015 season. He competed in a 2016 Brickyard 400 for Hendrick Motorsports as partial of a singular report while portion as a deputy for a harmed Dale Earnhardt Jr.
“It’s tough to trust this is a 24th using of a Brickyard 400,” Gordon said. “This has been a really special foe over a years – for me and NASCAR. Winning during a famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway was a dream of cave as a kid. I’m vehement to lead a margin to immature during this year’s Brickyard 400, and we conclude Doug Boles and Chevrolet for giving me this opportunity.”
Gordon’s 23-year career in a Cup Series was one of a biggest in NASCAR history. His 5 Brickyard 400 victories and 3 Daytona 500 victories are among a 93 Cup Series wins he warranted during his career, third on a all-time list. His 4 deteriorate championships mount fourth on a all-time NASCAR list.
The exquisite career of Gordon perceived a outrageous boost when he won a initial Brickyard 400 on Aug. 6, 1994 during IMS. It was a initial foe for vehicles other than open-wheel cars during a trickery given 1909 and a initial foe of any kind during IMS other than a Indianapolis 500 given 1916.
Gordon competed in a initial 23 Brickyard 400 races, with 5 victories, 3 poles and 17 top-10 finishes.
Hoosier racing fans also remember Gordon for his success in United States Auto Club (USAC) foe before relocating to NASCAR. Gordon was a 1990 USAC National Midget Series champion and followed with a 1991 USAC Silver Crown Series championship.
“Jeff Gordon is one of a biggest drivers to ever contest during a Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and we’re respected to acquire him behind to gait a 24th annual Brickyard 400,” IMS President J. Douglas Boles said. “It’s usually wise Jeff will be out front and leading, a place where a fans of this good foe are accustomed to saying him.”
Gordon will expostulate a 2017 Camaro ZL1 that features:
– LT4 6.2L direct-injected, supercharged V-8
– All-new 10-speed involuntary transmission
– Magnetic Ride Control
– Electronic limited-slip differential
– 20-inch fake aluminum wheels
– Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar tires
– Brembo brakes with six-piston front calipers and two-piece rotors
– 1.02g max cornering
– 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds
– Performance Data Recorder
The usually calm separating a Pace Car from a prolongation indication is singular graphics and an integrated Whelen LED reserve lighting system.
Chevrolet has a storied story with a Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Chevrolet was founded in 1911, a year of a initial Indianapolis 500-Mile Race, and association cofounder Louis Chevrolet, along with brothers Arthur and Gaston, competed in early Indy 500 races. Arthur Chevrolet competed in a 1911 race, and Gaston Chevrolet won it in 1920.
A Chevrolet has won a Brickyard 400 16 times, some-more than 5 times as many victories as a next-closest manufacturer.
“This year outlines a 24th anniversary of NASCAR racing during a Brickyard, and it is truly special that Chevrolet has been there from a commencement racing and pacing,” pronounced Steve Majoros, executive of marketing, Chevrolet Cars and Crossovers. “The Camaro ZL1 delivers rare levels of record and lane capability, and we are unapproachable to have Jeff Gordon behind a circle of a Camaro ZL1 Pace Car.”
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