What kind of car is the pace car at Daytona 500?

C8 Corvette Stingray
The 2021 Daytona 500 pace car is a C8 Corvette Stingray finished in Rapid Blue with unique black, white and red pace car graphics.

Who stole the pace car in 1986?

20-year-old Darren Crowder was the man who would later find himself behind the wheel of the pace car, but he started his day out quite differently. Crowder was a married father of one, and his wife was battling cancer.

How fast does the pace car go at Daytona 500?

The NASCAR pace car is not permitted to travel faster than 45 miles per hour. The car is capable of accelerating up to 152 miles per hour or more, but it is against the rules to reach this speed. The pace car’s speed is regulated to help promote safety on the racetrack.

Can you pass the pace car in NASCAR?

At many races, NASCAR has an honorary pace car driver that actually drives a car during the parade laps. The free pass car must pit with the lapped cars.

Who is driving the pace car at Daytona 500 2021?

Danica Patrick
Danica Patrick has not raced since the 2018 Indy 500 and has been enjoying retirement ever since. But for the today’s 2021 Indy 500, Patrick is getting a special role. Ahead of the start of the race, Patrick was shown as the pace car driver.

What is the pace car for 2021?

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray hardtop convertible
Indianapolis 500 Pace Car: The 2021 Corvette Stingray The 2021 mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette Stingray hardtop convertible will lead the 33-car field to the green flag for the 105th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on May 30, 2021.

Who stole the pace car at the Winston 500?

Darren Charles Crowder
A 20-year-old fan, Darren Charles Crowder stole the pace car of the race and took it for a joyride but was apprehended before completing two laps.

Who won Talladega 1986?

Bobby Allison Buick
1986 NASCAR Winston Cup Results

1986 Results
Sun, May 4 Winston 500 Talladega Superspeedway Bobby Allison Buick
Sun, May 18 Budweiser 500 Dover International Speedway Geoffrey Bodine
Sun, May 25 Coca-Cola 600 Lowe’s Motor Speedway Dale Earnhardt

How fast do NASCAR cars go 0 60?

At top speed, race cars can reach over 200 miles per hour on the track. They can go from zero to 60 mph in approximately three seconds. During a race, NASCAR vehicles can reach up to 750 horsepower, whereas a regular car tops out at about 300 horsepower.

Will Kyle Busch be penalized for hitting the pace car?

NASCAR officials opted against penalizing Kyle Busch for bumping the pace car during Sunday’s Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Busch did not appear on Tuesday’s penalty report.

Who is the pace car driver for the Daytona 500?

Since 2006, the pace car has been driven by a celebrity guest at the start of the race (mirroring the tradition used the Indy 500 ). During the race, however, a NASCAR official drives the pace car during caution periods. Since 2004, Brett Bodine has served as the official pace car driver.

Who was the winner of the 1986 Daytona 500?

Defending race winner Bill Elliott won the pole for the second year in a row, and outside pole sitter Geoffrey Bodine won the race and led 101 laps, including the final 34.

When did the 1986 Indy 500 pace car come out?

When the next Corvette Pace Car came along in ‘95, there was no missing this car and only 527 cars were built. The ‘86 Indy 500 Corvette Pace Car was so understated that when I covered the car as Illustrated Corvette Series No. 70, it was just part of the general coverage of the ‘86 model and not a dedicated story about the Pace Car.

When did the 1986 Corvette pace car come out?

Most of the ‘86 Corvette convertible “Pace Cars” never had their decals applied. Oh well. When the next Corvette Pace Car came along in ‘95, there was no missing this car and only 527 cars were built.