America’s Sports Car: The History of Corvette

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2021 Indy 500 Pace Car
For the fifth straight year — and for the 18th time overall — a Chevrolet Corvette led the 2021 Indianapolis 500 field to the green flag, driven by former IndyCar and NASCAR driver Danica Patrick. While last year’s pace car was the mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe, this year’s honors went to the convertible version of the eighth-generation Corvette, which features a folding hardtop that stows beneath an aerodynamic tonneau cover. In addition to Indianapolis 500 logos, the Arctic White pace car has yellow and gray accents, an exclusive stripe package and other unique details, Corvette designers incorporated the race safety lighting into the design, particularly the aerodynamic tonneau cover over the stored roof that gives the Corvette Stingray Convertible its unique shape. Strobe lights are integrated with the headlights, front louvers and taillights, as well as the tonneau cover.

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