No Indy 500 pace car this year, but here are the results

No Indy 500 pace car this year, but here are the results

Scott Dixon Indy car fq

We write this as the 2009 Indy 500 has just finished – an exciting result, but you won’t be able to buy the Camaro Pace Car this year. The reason Chevrolet cites is that producing too many specials devalues the standard car, and what with the Bumblebee Camaro on the cards to celebrate the new Transformers movie, you’ll just have to purchase a standard Camaro and make the stickers yourself.

Results of the Indy 500 2009 (top 10)

1. Castroneves

2. Wheldon

3. Patrick

4. Bell

5. Power

6. Dixon

7. Franchitti

8. Carpenter

9. Tracy

10. Mutoh

Here’s the full list of Indy 500 pace cars since back in the day
Year     Model     Driver
2008     Chevrolet Corvette     Emerson Fittipaldi
2007     Chevrolet Corvette     Patrick Dempsey
2006     Chevrolet Corvette C6     Lance Armstrong
2005     Chevrolet Corvette     Gen. Colin Powell
2004     Chevrolet Corvette C5     Morgan Freeman
2003     Chevy SSR     Herb Fishel
2002     2003 Chevrolet Corvette     Jim Caviezel
2001     Oldsmobile Bravada     Elaine Irwin-Mellencamp
2000     Oldsmobile Aurora     Anthony Edwards
1999     Chevrolet Monte Carlo     Jay Leno
1998     Chevrolet Corvette     Parnelli Jones
1997     Oldsmobile Aurora     Johnny Rutherford
1996     Dodge Viper GTS     Robert A. Lutz
1995     Chevrolet Corvette     Jim Perkins
1994     Ford Mustang Cobra     Parnelli Jones
1993     Chevrolet Camaro Z-28     Jim Perkins
1992     Cadillac Allante     Bobby Unser
1991     Dodge Viper RT/10     Carroll Shelby
1990     Chevrolet Beretta     Jim Perkins
1989     20th Anniversary Pontiac Trans Am     Bobby Unser
1988     Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme     Gen. Chuck Yeager
1987     Chrysler LeBaron     Carroll Shelby
1986     Chevrolet Corvette     Gen. Chuck Yeager
1985     Oldsmobile Calais     James Garner
1984     Pontiac Fiero     John Callies
1983     Buick Riviera Convertible     Duke Nalon
1982     Chevrolet Camaro Z28     Jim Rathmann
1981     Buick Regal V-6     Duke Nalon
1980     Pontiac Turbo-Trans Am     Johnnie Parsons
1979     Ford Mustang     Jackie Stewart
1978     Chevrolet Corvette     Jim Rathmann
1977     Oldsmobile Delta 88     James Garner
1976     Buick Turbocharged V-6     Marty Robbins
1975     Buick Century Custom ‘Free Spirit’     James Garner
1974     Hurst/Olds Cutlass     Jim Rathmann
1973     Cadillac Eldorado     Jim Rathmann
1972     Hurst/Olds Cutlass     Jim Rathmann
1971     Dodge Challenger     Eldon Palmer
1970     Oldsmobile 4-4-2     Rodger Ward
1969     Chevrolet Camaro SS     Jim Rathmann
1968     Ford Torino GT     William C. Ford
1967     Chevrolet Camaro     Mauri Rose
1966     Mercury Comet Cyclone GT     Benson Ford
1965     Plymouth Sports Fury     P.M. Buckminster
1964     Ford Mustang     Benson Ford
1963     Chrysler ‘300’     Sam Hanks
1962     Studebaker     Sam Hanks
1961     Ford Thunderbird     Sam Hanks
1960     Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight     Sam Hanks
1959     Buick Electra 225     Sam Hanks
1958     Pontiac Bonneville     Sam Hanks
1957     Mercury Turnpike Cruiser     F.C. Reith
1956     DeSoto Fireflite Pacesetter     L.I. Woolson
1955     Chevrolet Bel Air     T.H. Keating
1954     Dodge Royal 500     William C. Newburg
1953     Ford Crestline Sunliner     William C. Ford
1952     Studebaker Commander     P.O. Peterson
1951     Chrysler New Yorker V-8     Dave Wallace
1950     Mercury     Benson Ford
1949     Oldsmobile 88 ‘Rocket’     Wilbur Shaw
1948     Chevrolet Stylemaster Six-Series     Wilbur Shaw
1947     Nash Ambassador     George W. Mason
1946     Lincoln Continental     Henry Ford II
1941     Chrysler-Newport (Phaeton)     A.B. Couture
1940     Studebaker Champion     Harry Hartz
1939     Buick Roadmaster Series 80     Charles Chayne
1938     Hudson ‘112’     Stuart Baits
1937     LaSalle Series 50     Ralph DePalma
1936     Packard One-Twenty     Tommy Milton
1935     Ford Model 48     Harry Mack
1934     LaSalle Model 350     ‘Big Boy’ Rader
1933     Chrysler Imperial (Phaeton)     Byron Foy
1932     Lincoln Model KB     Edsel Ford
1931     Cadillac 370 Twelve     ‘Big Boy’ Rader
1930     Cord L-29     Wade Morton
1929     Studebaker Series F-10 President     George Hunt
1928     Marmon ‘8’ (Model 78)     Joe Dawson
1927     LaSalle V-8 Series 303     ‘Big Boy’ Rader
1926     Chrysler Imperial E-80     Louis Chevrolet
1925     Rickenbacker Eight     Eddie Rickenbacker
1924     Cole V-8 Series 890     Lew Pettijohn
1923     Duesenberg Model A     Fred S. Duesenberg
1922     National Sextet     Barney Oldfield
1921     H.C.S. Series 6     Harry C. Stutz
1920     Marmon Model 34     Barney Oldfield
1919     Packard 335     Col. J. G. Vincent
1916     Premier Model 656     Frank E. Smith
1915     Packard Model 548     Carl G. Fisher
1914     Stoddard-Dayton     Carl G. Fisher
1913     Stoddard-Dayton     Carl G. Fisher
1912     Stutz     Carl G. Fisher
1911     Stoddard-Dayton Model 11-A     Carl G. Fisher

Scott Dixon Indy car fq

We write this as the 2009 Indy 500 has just finished – an exciting result, but you won’t be able to buy the Camaro Pace Car this year. The reason Chevrolet cites is that producing too many specials devalues the standard car, and what with the Bumblebee Camaro on the cards to celebrate the new Transformers movie, you’ll just have to purchase a standard Camaro and make the stickers yourself.

Results of the Indy 500 2009 (top 10)

1. Castroneves

2. Wheldon

3. Patrick

4. Bell

5. Power

6. Dixon

7. Franchitti

8. Carpenter

9. Tracy

10. Mutoh

Here’s the full list of Indy 500 pace cars since back in the day
Year     Model     Driver
2008     Chevrolet Corvette     Emerson Fittipaldi
2007     Chevrolet Corvette     Patrick Dempsey
2006     Chevrolet Corvette C6     Lance Armstrong
2005     Chevrolet Corvette     Gen. Colin Powell
2004     Chevrolet Corvette C5     Morgan Freeman
2003     Chevy SSR     Herb Fishel
2002     2003 Chevrolet Corvette     Jim Caviezel
2001     Oldsmobile Bravada     Elaine Irwin-Mellencamp
2000     Oldsmobile Aurora     Anthony Edwards
1999     Chevrolet Monte Carlo     Jay Leno
1998     Chevrolet Corvette     Parnelli Jones
1997     Oldsmobile Aurora     Johnny Rutherford
1996     Dodge Viper GTS     Robert A. Lutz
1995     Chevrolet Corvette     Jim Perkins
1994     Ford Mustang Cobra     Parnelli Jones
1993     Chevrolet Camaro Z-28     Jim Perkins
1992     Cadillac Allante     Bobby Unser
1991     Dodge Viper RT/10     Carroll Shelby
1990     Chevrolet Beretta     Jim Perkins
1989     20th Anniversary Pontiac Trans Am     Bobby Unser
1988     Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme     Gen. Chuck Yeager
1987     Chrysler LeBaron     Carroll Shelby
1986     Chevrolet Corvette     Gen. Chuck Yeager
1985     Oldsmobile Calais     James Garner
1984     Pontiac Fiero     John Callies
1983     Buick Riviera Convertible     Duke Nalon
1982     Chevrolet Camaro Z28     Jim Rathmann
1981     Buick Regal V-6     Duke Nalon
1980     Pontiac Turbo-Trans Am     Johnnie Parsons
1979     Ford Mustang     Jackie Stewart
1978     Chevrolet Corvette     Jim Rathmann
1977     Oldsmobile Delta 88     James Garner
1976     Buick Turbocharged V-6     Marty Robbins
1975     Buick Century Custom ‘Free Spirit’     James Garner
1974     Hurst/Olds Cutlass     Jim Rathmann
1973     Cadillac Eldorado     Jim Rathmann
1972     Hurst/Olds Cutlass     Jim Rathmann
1971     Dodge Challenger     Eldon Palmer
1970     Oldsmobile 4-4-2     Rodger Ward
1969     Chevrolet Camaro SS     Jim Rathmann
1968     Ford Torino GT     William C. Ford
1967     Chevrolet Camaro     Mauri Rose
1966     Mercury Comet Cyclone GT     Benson Ford
1965     Plymouth Sports Fury     P.M. Buckminster
1964     Ford Mustang     Benson Ford
1963     Chrysler ‘300’     Sam Hanks
1962     Studebaker     Sam Hanks
1961     Ford Thunderbird     Sam Hanks
1960     Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight     Sam Hanks
1959     Buick Electra 225     Sam Hanks
1958     Pontiac Bonneville     Sam Hanks
1957     Mercury Turnpike Cruiser     F.C. Reith
1956     DeSoto Fireflite Pacesetter     L.I. Woolson
1955     Chevrolet Bel Air     T.H. Keating
1954     Dodge Royal 500     William C. Newburg
1953     Ford Crestline Sunliner     William C. Ford
1952     Studebaker Commander     P.O. Peterson
1951     Chrysler New Yorker V-8     Dave Wallace
1950     Mercury     Benson Ford
1949     Oldsmobile 88 ‘Rocket’     Wilbur Shaw
1948     Chevrolet Stylemaster Six-Series     Wilbur Shaw
1947     Nash Ambassador     George W. Mason
1946     Lincoln Continental     Henry Ford II
1941     Chrysler-Newport (Phaeton)     A.B. Couture
1940     Studebaker Champion     Harry Hartz
1939     Buick Roadmaster Series 80     Charles Chayne
1938     Hudson ‘112’     Stuart Baits
1937     LaSalle Series 50     Ralph DePalma
1936     Packard One-Twenty     Tommy Milton
1935     Ford Model 48     Harry Mack
1934     LaSalle Model 350     ‘Big Boy’ Rader
1933     Chrysler Imperial (Phaeton)     Byron Foy
1932     Lincoln Model KB     Edsel Ford
1931     Cadillac 370 Twelve     ‘Big Boy’ Rader
1930     Cord L-29     Wade Morton
1929     Studebaker Series F-10 President     George Hunt
1928     Marmon ‘8’ (Model 78)     Joe Dawson
1927     LaSalle V-8 Series 303     ‘Big Boy’ Rader
1926     Chrysler Imperial E-80     Louis Chevrolet
1925     Rickenbacker Eight     Eddie Rickenbacker
1924     Cole V-8 Series 890     Lew Pettijohn
1923     Duesenberg Model A     Fred S. Duesenberg
1922     National Sextet     Barney Oldfield
1921     H.C.S. Series 6     Harry C. Stutz
1920     Marmon Model 34     Barney Oldfield
1919     Packard 335     Col. J. G. Vincent
1916     Premier Model 656     Frank E. Smith
1915     Packard Model 548     Carl G. Fisher
1914     Stoddard-Dayton     Carl G. Fisher
1913     Stoddard-Dayton     Carl G. Fisher
1912     Stutz     Carl G. Fisher
1911     Stoddard-Dayton Model 11-A     Carl G. Fisher

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