It was announced on July 23rd, 2009 that a Chevrolet Corvette 206 would once again pace the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard on Sunday, July 26th.
2009 marked the 16th time that Chevrolet has paced the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard and the fifth consecutive time Corvette has led the pack. Chevrolet’s pacing tradition at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway also extends to the Indianapolis 500 where Chevrolet has paced that esteemed race 20 times with Corvette leading the field 10 times.
Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmy Johnson made history in the 16th running of the Brickyard 400 in the No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet by becoming the first driver to win the race in back-to-back fashion. Johnson has won the race three times in four years, having scored his first victory in 2006 and following up in 2008 and 2009.