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

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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)