Chevy Camaro to be Official Pace Car of the Daytona 500?

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!

[Source: Camaro5]

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