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Indy 500: Dario Franchitti to drive the pace car at Indianapolis

Former IndyCar star driver Dario Franchitti has announced that he will be behind the wheel of this year Indianapolis 500 pace car.

The four-time IndyCar champion and three-time winner at Indy is thrilled to be part once again of the May classic.

"It is a tremendous honour for me to be asked to drive the pace car for the Indianapolis 500," said Franchitti.

Franchitti, whose Ganassi team switched to Chevy engines this year, will drive a 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28.

IndyCar Dario Franchitti Chevrolet Camaro Z/28
Dario Franchitti and the Chevrolet Camaro Z/28. (Photo: IndyCar)