• Apr 4th 2006 at 5:34PM
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Chevrolet announced Tuesday that seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong will drive the 2006 Corvette Z06 pace car at this year's running of the Indianapolis 500.

The striking red, white and blue 'Vette will be the eighth to pace the Indy field in the race's history, marking the 17th time a Chevy has had the honor.

The stars and stripes color scheme is intended to tie in with Chevy's "An American Revolution" marketing campaign, and looks to be a vast improvement over the purple and yellow extravaganza that graced Jay Leno's Corvette pace car at this year's Daytona 500.

[Source: GM]

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      • 9 Years Ago
      So HONDA "saves" the IRL by providing engines to all the cars and a GM product gets stage center at the Indy 500. There's a thankyou.
      • 9 Years Ago
      he should pace a lap on the bike!
      • 9 Years Ago
      I didn't think he had the balls to do something like this.
      • 9 Years Ago
      What does Subaru have to say about this - is he still sponsored by them? I thought his contract expired in 2008. Lance downgrades to GM vehicles?
      • 9 Years Ago
      Isn't Lance's 15 minutes up by now?
      • 9 Years Ago
      I'd rather ride the bike!
      • 9 Years Ago
      Is he going to be able to stay in control at those speeds? heh I kid, I kid!

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