“We are proud of the longstanding relationship between Chevrolet and the Speedway, and we love having the Corvette Grand Sport lead the ‘500’ field to the green flag.” Chevrolet is pursuing its sixth consecutive Indy Car manufacturer championship this year, building on a successful 2016 season that saw 14 wins out of 16 races.Visit to purchase tickets for the 101st Indianapolis 500 Presented by Penn Grade Motor Oil on Sunday, May 28 and for more information on the complete Month or May schedule at IMS.
“Chevrolet and Indianapolis are inextricably linked, sharing one of the longest racing heritages in all of motorsports,” said J.IIT) at Del Mar in November, but hasn't been aboard the Roger Brueggemann-trained English Channel gelding since.The Pizza Man began his 7-year-old campaign with a fifth-place run in the Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap (gr.Race fans can get a turbocharged start to their holiday shopping at the 2017 End of Season Sale on Saturday, Nov.18 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with great deals available on a wide variety of IMS and INDYCAR apparel, collectibles and more.Godolphin Racing's Tryster, a nine-time winner from 14 starts in England and Dubai—including scores in Jebel Hatta (UAE-I) and Dubai Millennium (UAE-III)—will make his U. Just to Tryster's outside in post 13 is Irish group III winner Deauville, who made a big splash during his U. IT) July 3 at Monmouth Park; Decorated Knight, who won the ICON Meld Stakes (Ire-III) July 14 at Leopardstown; Take the Stand, who is coming off the longest layoff in the field dating back to his victory in the March 26 Muniz Memorial Handicap (gr.
IIT); and July 3 Singspiel Stakes (Can-IIIT) winner Danish Dynaformer.
It marks the 14th time a Corvette has served as the official Pace Car, starting in 1978, and the 28th time a Chevrolet has led the field, dating back to 1948, when a 1948 Fleetmaster Six convertible paced the race.
No other vehicle has served as the Pace Car more than the Corvette.
Chevrolet was founded in 1911, the same year the inaugural Indianapolis 500 was contested.
Co-founder Louis Chevrolet, alongside brothers Arthur and Gaston, competed in several early 500-mile races.
Top-level victors Mondialiste, who is winless in three starts this year in England but took the 2015 Woodbine Mile (Can-IT), and Wake Forest, who won the Man o'War (gr.