DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - NEXTEL Cup drivers Tony Raines and Jeff Green, along with hundreds of fans in Daytona International Speedway's acclaimed NEXTEL FANZONE, got the first look at the 2007 Daytona 500 pace car with a special unveiling during Tuesday's NASCAR Jackson Hewitt Preseason Thunder Fan Fest.
Raines, driver of the No. 96 Chevrolet for Hall of Fame Racing, and Green, driver of the No.66 Chevrolet for Haas CNC Racing, helped unveil the Chevrolet Corvette that will pace the field for the 49th annual Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb. 18. Speedway President Robin Braig and Jeff Chew, Marketing Manager, NASCAR Chevy racing also helped unveil the car which dons the 2007 Daytona 500 logo and is highlighted by red, white and blue accents on each side and the Chevrolet logo on the hood.
2007 marks the fourth straight year that a Corvette has paced the field and the 35th straight year a GM has paced the field.