Indianapolis Motor Speedway announces continued relationship with Chevrolet

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Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced Thursday a new multi-year  extension of its deal with Chevrolet.

The agreement means Chevrolet will continue as an official sponsor of the Verizon IndyCar Series’ Grand Prix of Indianapolis (May 9), the Indianapolis 500 (May 24) and NASCAR’s Brickyard 400 (July 26).

Chevrolet will provide official cars, safety vehicles and the pace car at all three events. The Indianapolis 500 will mark the 25th time a Chevy has served as the official pace car for the race.

“The Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Chevrolet have over a century of history together and we’re delighted with the opportunity to continue that rich heritage,” said J. Douglas Boles, Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s president in a release. “Race fans will see Chevrolets all over IMS during the Month of May and also in July, where Chevy will continue to be the only car to ever lead the field at the Brickyard 400.”

On the track, a Chevrolet has won the last 12 Brickyard 400 events, but only one Indy 500 since 2003.