To the dismay of Detroit Lions fans everywhere, Jim Harbaugh — head coach of the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers (A.K.A. the Super Bowl XLVII runner-ups), will drive the all-new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Pace Car to lead the pack of 33 racers to the start of the 97th running of the Indianapolis 500, which is this Sunday May 26th.
For racing fans, however, seeing Harbaugh in the pace car should feel right at home, as the former Indianapolis Colts quarterback is a principal at Panther Racing, which fields the two-car, Chevrolet-powered IndyCar team with drivers J.R. Hildebrand and Townsend Bell. Hildebrand will drive the No. 4 National Guard Chevrolet in the Indianapolis 500 while Bell will compete in the No. 60 Sunoco “Turbo” Chevrolet.