The Chevrolet Corvette has scored a trifle in this year’s Indianapolis 500 race, the third time in a row that the 2022 race will be the official pace car for the American sports car. After receiving the Stingray Coupe in 2020 and the convertible callup in 2021, the 70th Anniversary Edition Spec 2023 Chevy Corvette Z06 debuted in the oval. Overall, this is Chevrolet’s 33rd time taking the field to the green flag since Wilbur Shaw drove a Fleetmaster Six in 1948. This is the 19th time for Corvette, which began in 1978 with Jim Rothman at the 25th Anniversary Stingray. And let’s not forget that Gaston Chevrolet, the brother of Louis Chevrolet, the founder of the company, won the race in 1920. Sarah Fisher, an experienced Indicar driver and team owner, gets a pace car wheel duty for the event he raced nine times.
You have been notified.@ Sarah Fisher Will lead # Indy500 Field from green Timchevy The Corvette Z06 70th Anniversary Edition Pace Car, the highest-horsepower, naturally aspiring V-8 to the market.# This May pic.twitter.com/Tlz8w08GE1
– Indianapolis Motor Speedway (@IMS)
May 10, 2022
Three Z06s will be ready for the event, each featuring 70th anniversary Pearl White tri-coats and commemorative features such as unique wheels and Edge Red brake calipers. They also have options with the Z07 package, which includes the rear wing, Michelin Sport Cup 2 R tires and a Brembo carbon brake system as part of a full carbon fiber arrow package. On top of that, Chevrolet Performance Design Studio has developed a graphics package that includes asymmetrical stripping that goes beyond the 70th Anniversary Edition feature. The 5.5-liter V8, with 670 horsepower and 460 pound-feet, is unchanged because it doesn’t require great help.
Not only does a racer need more inspiration, but the winner will be taken home – minus the strobe light. Indy 500 qualifying will begin May 21, with a full week of on-track action beginning May 29 at 12:45 pm ET until the first green flag of the race is lowered.