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    Ford Focus sets the pace for NASCAR race at Michigan International Speedway
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    Most pace cars (commonly known as safety cars overseas) are pretty fast road cars. F1 uses a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG. The American Le Mans Series, a Porsche Panamera. DTM alternates between an Audi R8 and a Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG. MotoGP uses BMW M vehicles. Indy has used a Chevy Camaro SS the last ...

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    A.J. Foyt to replace Donald Trump as Scott Speed and Ho-Pin Tung debut at 100th Indy 500
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    It'll be a landmark running for the Indianapolis 500 later this month, as the event celebrates its 100th anniversary as the premier open-wheel racing event in America. All of which only gave some fans more reason to be ticked off when Donald Trump was announced as this year's pace car ...

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    Mercedes-Benz hooks DTM up with a new C63 AMG safety car
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    The DTM series and Mercedes-Benz have a long and beautiful history together. Particularly when it comes to the AMG-tuned C-Class. That's the car that the German automaker currently runs in the touring car series, and stands as the most successful in the series' history. Also, one of the most ...

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    Infiniti goes rallying in Spain with G37 safety car
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    Infiniti is no stranger to motorsports. The Japanese luxury marque supplied engines to the Indy Racing League in the late 90s, and recently launched a sponsorship deal with the World Champion Red Bull Racing team in Formula One (which runs sister-company Renault's engines). But rallying is new ...

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    Pics Aplenty: BMW 1 M MotoGP safety car
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    The new BMW 1 M is a sports coupe we've all been waiting for the Roundel-badged German automaker. Sure, it could be lighter or a little cheaper, but by all accounts, it has the driving-sensation meter bouncing off "Awesome." To tout its new performance machine, BMW has tarted one up in classic ...

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    Chevrolet unveils 2011 Camaro Convertible Indy pace car at Barrett-Jackson
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    2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible Indianapolis 500 Pace Car - Click above for high-res image gallery
    If you were watching the Barrett-Jackson auction last night you might have caught the unveiling of the this year's Indianapolis 500 pace car, a 2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible. Styled ...

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    eBay Find of the Day: 1991 Dodge Stealth is the Indy 500 Pace Car that never was
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    1991 Dodge Stealth Indianapolis 500 Official Car – Click above for image gallery
    Way back in 1991, Chrysler was charged with providing a pace car for the 75th running of the Indianapolis 500. At the time, the company was blood brothers with Mitsubishi, and the automakers had decided it ...

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    Hurst debuts Ford Racing Mustang Challenge pace car at VIR
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    2010 Hurst Ford Mustang Pace Car – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Ford and Hurst have a long and illustrious history of working together to create special edition Mustangs, and the latest fruits of their labor can be seen in our high-res image gallery below. The 2010 Hurst Mustang ...

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    2010 Camaro Indy 500 pace car entering limited production
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    2010 Chevrolet Camaro Indianapolis 500 Pace Car - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Some of the most desirable Chevrolet Camaros are the factory-made replicas to celebrate the pony car's inclusion in the racing world as a pace car. And it looks like we have yet another pace car rep to add to ...

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    2010 Camaro SS Pace Car ready for Indy 500
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    2010 Chevrolet Camaro Indianapolis 500 Pace Car - Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Indianapolis 500 is still more than five months away, but General Motors is getting a jump on the 2010 season with the unveiling of the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS Pace Car. Shown today at the Indianapolis ...

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    2010 Hurst Mustang debuts as droptop pace car
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    2010 Hurst Mustang Pace Car - Click above image for hi-res gallery
    We've seen a rendering of the 2010 Hurst Mustang pace car, but this is the first time we're seeing the car in the flesh pixels. And... not bad at all. Sure, perhaps the wheels are a bit much, but we love the stripes. The basket ...

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    REPORT: Chevy won't be offering Indy 500 Camaro Pace Car replicas
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    The car above is the pace car for this year's Indianapolis 500, a special edition 2010 Camaro. If you want to see it in action, then you'll need to watch the race -- Chevrolet says it won't be making a pace car replica for people who don't drive on the oval. Chevy copied and sold the four previous ...

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    Safety First: Wiesmann MF5 sets the pace for FIA GT Championship
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    Wiesmann MF5 FIA GT Safety Car – Click above to view in high resolution
    The 2009 FIA GT Championship kicked off this weekend at England's stoic Silverstone circuit, and with it a number of new racing machines – including competition versions of the Nissan GT-R, Audi R8 and Ford GT ...

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    Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG returns as F1 safety car for 2009
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG F1 Safety Car
    AMG has been involved in Formula 1 for well over a decade now, starting with a Mercedes-Benz C36 AMG serving as the safety car back in 1996. Most recently, the SL63 AMG earned the spot last year, and it is returning for ...

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    Chicago Auto Show: Special edition Corvettes
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    click image above or images below to view new live shots of these exclusive CorvettesGeneral Motors unveiled a pair of special edition Corvettes at the Chicago Auto Show yesterday, both of which commemorate the Vette's involvement in motorsports. The Ron Fellows ALMS GT1 Champion Corvette Z06 and ...

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    Chicago Preview: Corvette Indy 500 Pace Car edition
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    click above image to view an additional 21 high-resolution imagesNine times. No, we're not referring to how many times Ferris Bueller's been absent this quarter, we're referring to how many times the Chevrolet Corvette has handled the official pace duties of the Indianapolis 500. Actually, the ...

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    Ford shows off three new pace cars for NASCAR's season finale
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    click on image to enlargeFord probably paid a lot of money to sponsor NASCAR's season ending series of races at Homestead Miami Speedway in November. Dubbed Ford Championship Weekend, season enders for the Craftsman Truck Series and Busch Series will precede the Ford 400 on November 19th, the last ...

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    Honda Civic Type-R sedan pacing Japanese F1 GP
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    Click to enlargeUPDATE: Press release, hi-res photo gallery addedThe 'R' in Type-R stands for 'racing,' so the deciders for Formula 1 thought it best to name the Civic Type-R Prototype as the official vehicle for this week's Japan Grand Prix. The four-door prototype has been given the go ahead for ...

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    Lance Armstrong to drive Indianapolis 500 Corvette pace car
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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 ...

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    Honda pacing IRL with Accord Hybrid
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    If one needed more proof that Honda’s Accord Hybrid is an eco hot-rod, here it is. IRL officials have announced the Accord Hybrid will be the Official Pace car for the 2006 IndyCar Series. The entire Delphi hIRL Safety Team will be outfitted with Honda vehicles that include the Accord Hybrid, ...

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