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Dale Earnhardt Jr. will drive the Daytona 500's first Pace Pickup

Dale Jr. won the Daytona 500 twice during his career

Dale Jr. won the Daytona 500 twice during his career.

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BMW builds awesome M4 GTS safety car and racing wheelchair

BMW is hitting the track with two very different kind of wheeled machines: an M4 GTS converted to safety-car duty for DTM, and a wheelchair for the US paralympics team.

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Mazda Raceway gets first new MX-5 Cup as pace car

The first new Mazda MX-5 Cup racer is set to fulfill duties as a pace car at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

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Acura spotlights NSX pace car at Pikes Peak

Watch the new Acura NSX make the 12.4-mile, 156-turn drive up Pikes Peak as the official pace car for this year's Race to the Clouds in this latest video.

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Mercedes-AMG GT pressed into service as DTM safety car

Already setting the pace in Formula One, the Mercedes-AMG GT S has now been called in to serve as a safety car for Germany's fast-paced DTM touring car series.

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Jaguar F-Type to pace Bloodhound SSC as rapid response vehicle

Jaguar has equipped its F-Type R AWD coupe to serve as a rapid response vehicle for the Bloodhound SSC world land speed record attempt, set to debut at the Coventry MotoFest later this month.

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Jeff Gordon to pace Indy 500 in Corvette Z06

To set the pace at the 99th Indianapolis 500, the Brickyard has selected a Corvette for the 13th time, and the track's winningest driver, Jeff Gordon, to pilot it.

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Honda Accord sets the pace as Indy safety car with HPD upgrades

Honda Performance Development fitted this Accord Coupe with 400 horsepower and a series of enhancements to prepare it for service as Indy's new safety car.

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Toyota Mirai officially first hydrogen-powered pace car

The 2016 Toyota Mirai became the first hydrogen-fueled pace car in NASCAR history at Saturday's Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway.

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Lexus RC F sets the pace Down Under

Lexus may not be ready just yet to enter Australia's highly competitive V8 Supercars series, but it appears to be paving the way this year by providing an RC F to act as a safety car, an IS 350 F Sport as a medical car and a GS 350 F Sport as a support vehicle.

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Toyota FCV rallies to the hydrogen cause as zero car

It's been two decades since Toyota dominated the World Rally Championship with its Celica Turbo 4WD. But this past weekend, Toyota hit the rally stage in a very different vehicle.

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Chevy reveals SS pace car at the Brickyard

Last season Chevy reskinned and rebranded its NASCAR stock racer after the new SS, so we knew it would only be a matter of time before the Bowtie brand's latest muscle sedan would be pressed into duty as a pace car. And now that time has come.

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BMW rolls out new M4 safety car for DTM

Ever since revealing the M4 on nearly five months ago, BMW has been hard at work getting its new muscle coupe out on the track. It's made a touring-car version to compete in DTM and a safety car to set the pace at MotoGP races, and now it's combined bot

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Dario Franchitti to drive Camaro Z/28 pace car at Indy [w/video]

Dario Franchitti may no longer be up for racing in the wake of his crash in Houston five months ago, but the three-time Indy 500 winner and four-time IndyCar Series champion won't be left out of the action altogether. To start with, he'll be helping the Chip Ganassi Racing team with driver development, and now Chevrolet has an

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BMW unleashes new M4 as MotoGP safety car

BMW has some considerable racing prowess to crow about, and draws on those credentials to create models like the new M4. But it's not about to rest on the laurels it's won at the end of innumerable races past and present. Mere months after the release of its latest performance coupe, BMW has already revealed a new M4 touring car for the DTM

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Chevy SS pace car catches fire at Daytona

All things considered, it's a pretty rare sight to see a stock car catch fire during a NASCAR race, but it happens. The racing can get pretty rough, after all, and they are powered by combustion engines – some of the most rudimentary still around, at that. But the pace car? Now that's another story.

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Audi R8 lines up as safety car for Rolex 24 at Daytona

This weekend a new era begins in American sports car racing with the Rolex 24 at Daytona to kick off the new United SportsCar Championship, the freshly inked union between the Grand Am and American Le Mans Series. There'll be a wide variety of machinery lining up on the grid at the Florida speedway, includin

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2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray pace car wows at Belle Isle Grand Prix [spoilers]

Chevrolet first debuted its Corvette Stingray pace car at the 2013 Indy 500, but this past weekend saw the new 'Vette return to its home during the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix. As you'll recall, open-wheel racing Steven J. Ewing

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Jim Harbaugh picked to drive Indy 500 Corvette Stingray pace car

He didn't get the trophy, but he did get the girl pace car. San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh – who quarterbacked the Indianapolis Colts from 1994 to 1997 – will lead the 33-car Indianapolis 500 field around The Brickyard in a 2014 Corvette Stingray pace car.

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