Armstrong drives pace car at Indy

Is Lance Armstrong as fast on four wheels as he is on two wheels? The seven-times Tour de France...

Is Lance Armstrong as fast on four wheels as he is on two wheels? The seven-times Tour de France winner won't really have a chance to find out at the Indianapolis 500 next month, but he will drive the Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car. "We're proud that this year's Indianapolis 500 will showcase the new 505-horsepower Corvette Z06 and honoured that it will be driven by another racing icon - Lance Armstrong," Chevrolet general manager Ed Peper announced.

"All I can say is that when we got a phone call to ask if I was interested in driving the Pace Car at Indy, it was a very short conversation," the 34 year-old Armstrong said. "It was like, 'Are you kidding? Of course.' It's a huge honour and something that I am very excited to do. Hopefully I cannot mess things up, if that's possible." Armstrong joins the roster of such notables as Colin Powell, Morgan Freeman and Jay Leno, who have driven Pace Cars at Indy.

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