Donald Trump driving pace car at Indianapolis 500

Associated Press • Apr 6, 2011 at 4:32 AM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis 500 says it has selected Donald Trump to drive the pace car in this year's 100th anniversary race.

Race organizers said Tuesday that Trump will drive a 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Pace Car to lead the field of 33 drivers at the start of the race May 29 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Trump says he's honored to have the job and says the race "has been the gold standard of motorsports for a century."

The Camaro is equipped with a 400-horsepower V-8 engine and six-speed automatic transmission.

The race starts at noon and is being televised by ABC.

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