• Jan 30th 2009 at 9:28AM
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The folks over at Camaro5 have just posted a snapshot of a local print ad showing the 2009 Daytona 500 Pace Car. As you can probably guess from the name of the forum, the pace car will be the 2010 Chevy Camaro. Although the ad shows a stock V6 RS, we're guessing it might look a little spiffier when it takes to the track. The V6 could stay – after all, it packs a V8-like 300 horsepower. Either way, there are doubtlessly some graphics in the works along with the usual slate of safety add-ons.

Hopefully, the decals will end up looking nicer than the Corvette Competition Sport package vinyls. We'd be curious to see something distinct like a white convertible with orange stripes and a black and orange houndstooth interior. Chevrolet will undoubtedly offer a pace car edition of the production Camaro eventually to commemorate the event. In any case, we should know for sure by February 15, the date of Daytona 500. Click on the image or the source link below to read more of the scuttlebutt and sample some reader-generated speculative renderings as well. Thanks for the tips, Brian and Justin!

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      • 6 Years Ago
      What? This going to make the other drivers all crash into walls staring at this car!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Timothy it's more of a model number rather than the year of the car's release. quite a few cars had "2000" before or after their name way before the millenium.

      • 6 Years Ago
      "The V6 could stay – after all, it packs a V8-like 300 horsepower."

      The Pace car only does 55 mph. They could use an Aveo if they wanted to.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I have snice the 60's. I've been to cup races. Daytona's pit road limit is 55 MPH which is also the speed the Pace car maintains around the track. All the pace car needs is enough acceleration to get out of the way.

        As I said, they could do it with an Aveo.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Pit lane speed @ Daytona is irrelevant. What's the speed @ Martinsville? Do they drop pace speed to 35MPH?

        They go faster than 55 under the Pace Car. I would also love to see an Aveo speed up past your 55MPH to get ahead of 43 Cup cars before they roared out of T4 & down to the start finish.

        An Aveo's 60-120MPH acceleration wouldn't get the job done. Also why would a motorsports demographic want to watch an econo-box like an Aveo pace a race?

        Add the Korean made Aveo at a NASCAR race to your scenario... Oh yeah, Chevy would just gain so many new customers with that move!
      • 6 Years Ago
      feb 15th, gonna be a test for the pace, but i'd like to see a non rendered image.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Seems kinda last minute to announce something like this, but I can't wait to see it regardless. And no, it's gotta be an SS imo.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I think it was 1969, as a little kid that I fell in love with that year's Camaro Pace car. White with orange (?) stripes. I have never cared for another since. In high school, the only people who had Camaros were white trash who got them from the older brothers.

      The cool, rich kids drove Mustangs and Firebirds.

      I had a 1972 Yellow AMC Ambassador wagon with "wood" on the sides.

      I was the Eric Foreman of my time.
      • 6 Years Ago
      There was a new Camaro parked in the fanzone for the Rolex 24 at daytona this year. It wasn't in speedway livery but most of their official vehicles are from GM.
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