Both Chevrolet and legendary NASCAR racer Jeff Gordon have found success at the Brickyard 400. Now, both of them are coming to together.
Gordon has been tapped to pace the Brickyard 400 on July 23, 2017 and he will take to the track in a 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. The only modifications to the Camaro ZL1 from a street car is a graphics package and an LED safety lighting system.
“It’s hard to believe this is the 24th running of the Brickyard 400,” Gordon said. “This has been a very special race over the years – for me and NASCAR. Winning at the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway was a dream of mine as a kid. I’m excited to lead the field to green at this year’s Brickyard 400, and I appreciate Doug Boles and Chevrolet for giving me this opportunity.”
Gordon is the only racer to have won the Brickyard 400 five times (1994, 1998, 2001, 2004 and 2014), with the 1994 victory being the race’s inaugural outing. As a refresher, Gordon is also a four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and has 93 Cup Series wins under his belt.
As for Chevrolet, it’s seen more wins than any other factory manufacturer. A Chevy has won the Brickyard 400 16 times, more than five times as many wins as the next closest manufacturer.