The pace car caught fire during a NASCAR race on Saturday night.
Just before the final segment of the season-opening Sprint Unlimited exhibition race, pace car driver Brett Bodine pulled his blue Chevrolet SS pace car down to the apron when he had smoke inside the vehicle.
"Tower, we're on fire," Bodine radioed.Not even an EV or a hybrid. How many years have "we" been manufacturing automobiles now, and government motor cars are still spontaneously setting themselves on fire? Apparently this was a 2014 production model.
Chevrolet officially unveiled the production model 2014 Chevrolet SS at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday and onlookers couldn’t help but notice the similarities to the model’s Sprint Cup Series counterpart that will officially debut in tonight’s Sprint Unlimited NASCAR race. Best described as a four-door Corvette, the SS is a rebranded Holden VF Commodore SS V from Australia. The SS is Chevrolet’s latest effort to capture the American rear-wheel-drive sport sedan audience and the start of the 2013 NASCAR season presented an ideal opportunity to roll out the street model.The car should be a hit on New Year's Eve and/or July 4th, especially where fireworks are prohibited.