I thought after the celebrity driver of a pace car creamed the car in a previous race that it was a rule now that the pace car had to be driven by a real driver. A race car driver.
snip...."Prior to that announcement, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway had dealt with considerable fan criticism on issues ranging from Trump's status as a bona fide auto racing aficionado worthy of such an honor as driving the pace car to Trump's challenge of the legitimacy of the birth certificate President Obama recently provided in response to questions about Obama's citizenship status.
Foyt was invited by Mari Hulman George, daughter of former Speedway owner Tony Hulman, a day after Trump declined the honor of driving the pace car.
...snip... The 1971 race was marred by a crash on pit road when pace-car driver Eldon Palmer, an Indianapolis auto dealer, lost control of the Dodge Challenger convertible and crashed into a photographer's stand with Speedway president Hulman and astronaut John Glenn on board. Twenty people were injured."
Yep, a convertible......