It was announced on July 23rd, 2010 that the 2010 NASCAR Brickyard 400 will be paced by this Green and White Corvette Grand Sport Coupe while Arctic White Corvette Grand Sport Convertibles wil serve as Festival (parade) cars. Camaro Coupes will also be used as support vehicles. The color is reminiscent of “Bowling Green Metallic®, last seen on a Corvette back in 2001.
2010 marked the 17th time that Chevrolet has paced the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard and the sixth 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 21 times with Corvette leading the field 10 times.
Jamie McMurray, driver of the #1 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet was this year’s winner. Eamhardt-Ganassi Racing dominated this year’s race by placing the #42 Target Chevrolet driven by Juan Pablo Montoya on the pole to start the race. JPM was a dominant factor during the race, but went out late in the race after a spin and crash. The win was huge for Eamhardt-Ganassi Racing, which this time last year was struggling to prove the team was stable and capable of competing for wins.
On Sunday, Chip Ganassi became the first team owner to win the Daytona 500, Indianapolis 500 and Brickyard 400 in the same season.