19 year old
from Bowling Green, Kentucky
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1998 Indy Pace Car
1998 Chevrolet Corvette
- Suspension: Performance Axle, Active Handling
- Seats: Memory package, power passenger seat, sport seats
- A/C & Heat: Dual zone air conditioning
- Lights: Fog lamps
Audio & Electronics
- Other: UNO Delco Stereo with CD
A total of 80 pace cars were used as Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Indy Festival cars. They began arriving from Bowling Green in mid-march for their official track duties and were assigned to various IMS and festival dignitaries. 25 additional Corvettes arrived in mid-May for press and media use. A total of 125 Corvetets were used to showcase the Corvette for the Indy 500.
Parnelli Jones was the pace car driver for the Indy 500. The race winner was Eddie Cheever who was awarded Indy Track Car #33 after his win.
History of this Vehicle
In 1998 for the fourth time the Corvette was selected to pace the Indianapolis 500 Race. The beautiful Radar Blue exterior, colorful decals, yellow seats and yellow wheels made a bold statement. Chevrolet produced a total of 1,163 limited edition replicas for sale to the general public. A remarkable new active handling system debuted on the 1998 pace car (RPO JL4). It provided additional control in slippery conditions or in extreme driving situations.
Plans for this Vehicle
Currently on display in the Skydome of the National Corvette Museum
Sponsors & Special Thanks
On loan from General Motors Corporation.