Roger Penske to drive special pace car at 100th Indianapolis 500

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (April 18, 2016)– A special version of the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro SS 50th Anniversary Edition will lead the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil next month.

Roger Penske, who is marking 50 years as a race team owner, will drive the car.

“Chevrolet and Roger Penske are inextricably linked to the heritage of the Indianapolis 500,” said J. Douglas Boles, president of Indianapolis Motor Speedway. “When he leads the pack on May 29, behind the wheel of the Camaro SS, he will drive the race into its next 100 years and strengthen the bond Chevrolet and Indianapolis forged a century ago.”

The 50th Anniversary Edition Camaro is offered on 2LT and 2SS coupe and convertible models, all with Nightfall Gray Metallic exteriors featuring a 50th Anniversary stripe package and badges, and a black top on convertibles.

The 100th running of the Indy 500 will take place on Sunday, May 29.