Chevrolet Diagnoses Daytona Pace Car Fire Problem

Problem behind the Daytona pace car fire has been revealed.
Many cars saw the checkered flag last Sunday night, but one pace car did not.

Chevrolet believes that a pinched wire on the auxiliary strobe light system may have been at fault for the Daytona pace car fire during Sunday’s Sprint Unlimited NASCAR event.

Former NASCAR driver Brett Bodine and a passenger were in the blue Chevrolet SS pace car when the car’s trunk started to smoke.

Fortunately, no one was injured. This fiery experience happened prior to the final part of the 75-lap race. Chevrolet had a backup pace car that worked just fine for the rest of the race.

Chevy will be using a new LED strobe system for the Great American Race on Sunday and says that no one should be worried as this new system has been in the works for quite some time.

The Chevrolet SS pace car for the Daytona 500 will be red, and Chevrolet Racing marketing manager Jeff Chew said that there was only minor damage to the blue pace car and that they will be more than likely to use it again in a future race.

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