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Indianapolis 500 Pace Cars
YearVehicleDriver
1911Stoddard-DaytonCarl G. Fisher
1912Stutz Carl G. Fisher
1913Stoddard-DaytonCarl G. Fisher
1914Stoddard-DaytonCarl G. Fisher
1915Packard Model 5-48Carl G. Fisher
1916Premier Model 6-56Frank E. Smith
1919Packard Twin SixJ. G. Vincent
1920Marmon Model 34Barney Oldfield
1921H.C.S. Model 6Harry C. Stutz
1922National SextetBarney Oldfield
1923Duesenberg Fred S. Duesenberg
1924Cole V8Lew Pettijohn
1925Rickenbacker 8Eddie Rickenbacker
1926Chrysler Imperial 80Louis Chevrolet
1927LaSalle V-8Rader
1928Marmon Model 78Joe Dawson
1929Studebaker George Hunt
1930Cord L-29E.L. Cord
1931Cadillac 370 TwelveRader
1932Lincoln Model KBEdsel Ford
1933Chrysler Imperial PhaetonByron Foy
1934LaSalle Model 350Rader
1935Ford V8Harry Mack
1936Packard 120Tommy Milton
1937LaSalle Ralph DePalma
1938Hudson 112Stuart Baits
1939Buick Roadmaster 80Charles Chayne
1940Studebaker ChampionHarry Hartz
1941Chrysler Newport PhaetonA.B. Couture
1946Lincoln Continental V-12Henry Ford II
1947Nash AmbassadorGeorge W. Mason
1948Chevrolet Fleetmaster SixWilbur Shaw
1949Oldsmobile 88Wilbur Shaw
1950Mercury Benson Ford
1951Chrysler New Yorker V8Dave Wallace
1952Studebaker CommanderP.O. Peterson
1953Ford Crestline SunlinerWilliam Clay Ford, Sr.
1954Dodge Royal 500William C. Newburg
1955Chevrolet Bel AirT.H. Keating
1956DeSoto FirefliteL.I. Woolson
1957Mercury Turnpike CruiserF.C. Reith
1958Pontiac BonnevilleSam Hanks
1959Buick Electra 225Sam Hanks
1960Oldsmobile Ninety-EightSam Hanks
1961Ford ThunderbirdSam Hanks
1962Studebaker LarkSam Hanks
1963Chrysler 300Sam Hanks
1964Ford MustangBenson Ford
1965Plymouth Sports FuryP.M. Buckminster
1966Mercury Comet Cyclone GTBenson Ford
1967Chevrolet CamaroMauri Rose
1968Ford Torino GTWilliam Clay Ford, Sr.
1969Chevrolet Camaro SSJim Rathmann
1970Oldsmobile 4-4-2Rodger Ward
1971Dodge ChallengerEldon Palmer
1972Oldsmobile CutlassJim Rathmann
1973Cadillac EldoradoJim Rathmann
1974Oldsmobile CutlassJim Rathmann
1975Buick Century Custom V-8James Garner
1976Buick Turbo V6Marty Robbins
1977Oldsmobile Delta 88James Garner
1978Chevrolet CorvetteJim Rathmann
1979Ford MustangJackie Stewart
1980Pontiac Trans Am TurboJohnnie Parsons
1981Buick Regal V6Duke Nalon
1982Chevrolet Camaro Z28Jim Rathmann
1983Buick Riviera ConvertibleDuke Nalon
1984Pontiac FieroJohn Callies
1985Oldsmobile CalaisJames Garner
1986Chevrolet CorvetteChuck Yeager
1987Chrysler LeBaronCarroll Shelby
1988Oldsmobile Cutlass SupremeChuck Yeager
1989Pontiac Trans AmBobby Unser
1990Chevrolet BerettaJim Perkins
1991Dodge ViperCarroll Shelby
1992Cadillac AllanteBobby Unser
1993Chevrolet Camaro Z28Jim Perkins
1994Ford Mustang CobraParnelli Jones
1995Chevrolet CorvetteJim Perkins
1996Dodge ViperRobert Lutz
1997Oldsmobile AuroraJohnny Rutherford
1998Chevrolet CorvetteParnelli Jones
1999Chevrolet Monte CarloJay Leno
2000Oldsmobile AuroraAnthony Edwards
2001Oldsmobile BravadaElaine Irwin-Mellencamp
2002Chevrolet CorvetteHerb Fishel
2003Chevrolet SSRJim Caviezel
2004Chevrolet CorvetteMorgan Freeman
2005Chevrolet CorvetteGeneral Colin Powell
Manufacturer# of Visits to Indy
Chevrolet
16 
Oldsmobile
11 
Ford
Buick
Chrysler
Pontiac
Studebaker
Dodge
Packard
LaSalle
Cadillac
Mercury
Marmon
Lincoln
Plymouth
Hudson
Nash
DeSoto
Duesenberg
Cord
Stutz

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