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Roger Penske to drive Indy 500 Pace Car

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Posted at 12:01 PM, Apr 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-14 12:23:51-04

Roger Penske, one of the most prolific names in Indy 500 history, will drive the pace car for the Indianapolis 500 in May.

With more than 15 Indy 500 wins, Penske's auto team, Penske Racing, is one of the most prolific teams in motorsports.

Penske Racing is celebrating its 50th year in racing in 2016.

Previous Indy 500 Pace Car drivers have been: Jeff Gordon, Jim Harbaugh, Lance Armstrong and Colin Powell.

Donald Trump was going to drive the Pace Car in 2011, but dropped out after an online petition against the move grew in popularity.

IndyCar will make an official announcement on Monday.