This year marks the 27th time that a Chevrolet car has set the pace for the Indy 500.

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The first time Chevrolet led the pack was in 1948.

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Roger Penske will be the man behind the wheel this time around.

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Penske's celebrating a milestone of his own -- his 50th anniversary as a team owner.

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The pace car itself is based on the Camaro SS.

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The Camaro SS packs a 455-horsepower, 6.2-liter LT1 V-8.

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In fact, it's the most powerful Camaro SS ever built.

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Four identical pace cars will roll up at the race.

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All four cars will feature Abalone White paint and exclusive Indy 500 graphics on the side.

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Several aesthetic enhancements to the pace car can be found on the Camaro 50th Anniversary package, which goes on sale this summer.

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The 50th Anniversary package includes unique wheels, a special grille, a body-color front splitter, orange brake calipers and a special black leather interior.

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The package also includes loads of badges and emblems, naturally.

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You can attach the new package to either the Camaro 2LT (I-4 or V-6) or the Camaro 2SS (V-8).

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The package is also available for both coupes and convertibles.

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The 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 takes place on May 24.

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