Food Network Host to Drive Indy 500 Pace Car

by | May 15, 2012 at 1:39 PM | TV News

Guy Fieri (Photo: Stephen Cohen/Getty Images)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Guy Fieri, host of the Food Network’s hit show “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives,” will drive the pace car at the Indianapolis 500.

Fieri will lead the field in a 2013 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 on May 27 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It is the fastest production car ever offered by General Motors, with a top speed of 205 mph.

Fieri, who owns seven restaurants and is a best-selling author, is a classic car collector, including a red 1968 Chevrolet Camaro SS convertible that is featured on his show.

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