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The 2017 Indy 500 pace car is a Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport

It doesn't hold a candle to 2001's Oldsmobile Bravada, but that's all right.

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Andrew Krok
Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Indy 500
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This is the 14th Chevrolet Corvette to act as the Indianapolis 500's pace car.

Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Indy 500
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It's the 28th Chevrolet to pick up the honor.

Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Indy 500
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If that isn't impressive enough, General Motors has supplied more than half of all Indy 500 pace cars.

Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Indy 500
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This specific model is a Corvette Grand Sport.

Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Indy 500
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It has most of the aero benefits of the Z06, but it uses the regular Corvette's V8 engine.

Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Indy 500
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The result is one hell of a bargain, with supercar handling for a price tag that isn't obscene.

Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Indy 500
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We can't wait to see it in action.

Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Indy 500
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The Indy 500 takes place over Memorial Day weekend.

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