04-06-05, 10:58 AM
From the State Department to the Brickyard: former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell will drive the pace car at this year's Indianapolis 500. Powell will be at the wheel of a new Corvette Convertible for his pace laps, set for race day on May 29. It's the seventh time a Corvette has been the pace car and the 16th time a Chevrolet has led the pack. Powell is the owner of a 2005 Corvette coupe, according to Chevrolet. "I am very excited and looking forward to driving the Corvette pace car to lead the field at the Indy 500. It is a great American tradition and I am honored to be a part of it," Powell said in a press release.