Guy Fieri celebrity chef to pace Indy 500 in 2013 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1
Long time Chevy guy, celebrity chef, Corvette owner, and game show host, Guy Fieri (Fee-Eddy), will pace this year’s Indy 500 in a Chevy Corvette ZR-1. This is the 11th time a Corvette has been the pace car, and the 23rd the pace car has been a Chevy. This year's pace corvette pace car will also be the fastest, most powerful production car to ever pace the race. With 638 hp and a Brembo braking systems complete with ceramic rotors, Guy should have no trouble getting up to speed and back down safely.
Fieri is a car guy’s car guy and his driving the pace car is sure to give the race a boost in viewership. Jeff Belskus, Indianapolis Motor Speedway president and chief executive officer is quoted in a press release as saying “We look forward to welcoming Guy Fieri to the Indianapolis 500. He’s full of energy and is a longtime ‘car guy’ – a perfect match for ‘The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.’ I’m sure he’ll remember forever the moment he fires up the incredible 2013 Corvette ZR1 and paces the field to the green flag.”