Eldon Palmer, a local Indianapolis-area Dodge dealer, lost control of the Dodge Challenger pace car at the south end of the pit area, and it crashed into a photographers’ stand, injuring 29 people, two seriously.
Who crashed the pace car?
IndyCar: Romain Grosjean crashed the Honda pace car at Laguna Seca.
Who just wrecked at Indy 500?
INDIANAPOLIS — One of contenders crashed out of the 2021 Indy 500 after a pit stop error at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Graham Rahal, who led 18 laps, crashed out on Lap 119 after his pit crew failed to properly attach left rear tire on a pit stop.
What year did Chuck Yeager drive the Indy pace car?
|1983||Buick Riviera Convertible||Duke Nalon|
|1984||Pontiac Indy Fiero||John Callies|
|1985||Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais||James Garner|
|1986||Chevrolet Corvette convertible||Chuck Yeager|
Does the winner of the Indy 500 get the pace car?
Chevrolet has had a contract to provide the pace car for the Brickyard 400 since 1994. Since 1936, the winner of the race has traditionally been awarded a pace car.
What is the Indycar schedule?
2021 IndyCar Series Schedule
|Sat, Aug 14 12:30 PM ET||Grand Prix of Indianapolis (Road Course) Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course|
|Sat, Aug 21 8:00 PM ET||Grand Prix of Gateway World Wide Technology Raceway At Gateway|
|Sun, Sep 12 3:00 PM ET||Grand Prix of Portland Portland International Raceway|
Who is driving the Hy Vee car in the Indy 500?
Hy-Vee sponsors Rahal Letterman Lanigan’s 3rd full-time car
The company went on to sponsor Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s third entry for the 2020 Indy 500, driven by Spencer Pigot.
Who drives the DHL IndyCar?
By INDYCAR | Published: Sep 24, 2021. After an impressive rookie season in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, Romain Grosjean has been named to drive Andretti Autosport’s No. 28 DHL Honda entry for the 2022 season.
Is Helio Castroneves still racing?
Helio Castroneves will be back in IndyCar full-time in 2022. Fresh off his fourth Indy 500 win, Castroneves will drive the No. 06 AutoNation/ SiriusXM Honda for Meyer Shank Racing next season, the team announced Thursday. … “These guys, they’ve been the standard of Indianapolis, with the four wins.
What year did Corvette pace Indy 500?
Camaros paced the Indianapolis 500 in 1967, 1969, 1982 and 1993. A Chevy Corvette was the official pace car in 1978. The Chevy Corvette pace car was driven by Chuck Yeager in 1986. The Ford pace car for the 23rd Running of the Indianapolis 500.
How fast is the Indy 500 pace lap?
The distance around one lap of the Indianapolis course is two and one-half miles per lap. It takes a driver forty seconds to negotiate one full lap at a speed of exactly 225 miles per hour. Traditionally, thirty-three cars start in the 500.
What was the first Nascar pace car?
The pace car for the first race was a stylish Dodge convertible. The pace car for the inaugural Daytona 500 was a 1959 Pontiac Bonneville convertible, the top of the line offering from the sportiest division in the General Motors lineup.
Who is driving the 2021 Indy 500 pace car?
Who’s driving the 2021 pace car? Former IndyCar driver and Indy 500 podium finisher Danica Patrick (below) will be driving the pace car for 2021, becoming only the third woman to do so. While she raced in the 500 eight times, this will be her first stint behind its pace car.
What happens to Nascar pace cars?
The pace car will go out in front of the entire race and stay at a constant speed in order to make sure that the order of the race prior to the incident can be maintained.
What is the purpose of a pace car?
In motorsport, a safety car, or a pace car, is an automobile which limits the speed of competing cars or motorcycles on a racetrack in the case of a caution period such as an obstruction on the track or bad weather.