• May 20, 2011
2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible Indianapolis 500 Pace Car – Click above for high-res image gallery

Americans began racing cars just as soon as they started to appear on our streets, as evidenced by the fact that the Indianapolis 500 has been going strong for 100 years. The U.S. Senate wanted to tip its collective hat to commemorate that momentous occasion, so our senators decided to pass a resolution officially recognizing the race for its longevity. And since it doesn't cost anything to recognize a date, the resolution was passed unanimously.

In other interesting Indianapolis 500 news, the event's 100-year history also coincides with the 100-year anniversary of Chevrolet. The company and the race are so intertwined that Arthur Chevrolet, who's brother Louis founded the Bowtie Brand, ran the very first Indianapolis 500. Louis actually ran the race himself in 1915 and 1919, while another brother Gaston took first place in 1920. The 2011 Camaro Convertible will fittingly serve as the pace car for this year's event.


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      cashsixeight
      • 3 Years Ago
      Don't they have better things to do? Healthcare, oil subsidies, wars, and legalizing it? Why does the government need to waste time on this?
      iKingston
      • 3 Years Ago
      Since when does AutoBlog care about Indycar? I am always seeing stuff on here about F1 and all the tiny little crap news that comes from them but nothing on the American version of open wheel racing. You need to write more about Indycar and less about the craziness in F1.
      Kiiks
      • 3 Years Ago
      Thank goodness congress has time to work on these kinds of important bills. Our nation would be lost without their dedication.
      pwr2lbs
      • 3 Years Ago
      What the hell is wrong with these guys??? Really, that is what they decided to focus on? Face palm!!!
      Myself
      • 3 Years Ago
      One of the most meaningful bills ever passed. Useless, sure, we all knew that, but meaningful :-)
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Timothy Neal Templet
      • 3 Years Ago
      Was it Congress' idea to graft a Mustang grill and Shelby stripes on to the front of this stupid looking Camaro?
      Eddie
      • 3 Years Ago
      Yeah, everyone complaining about priorities has a really valid point. Because progress can be made on issues the US government has been deadlocked on for years (or decades) can be made at every possible minute of every day. Calling a vote to take a few minutes on the floor and have everyone call in a "yea" vote must have really devastated our nation's progress on education, social security reform, and foreign policy developments.