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Chevy VP Mark Reuss to Drive Corvette Z06 Pace Car at Chevrolet Dual in Detroit

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Chevrolet VP Mark Reuss poses with the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit pace car

Chevrolet VP Mark Reuss poses with the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit pace car

If the Corvette Z06 is spotted on public roads, it’s often surging ahead of the pack.

Chevrolet’s signature sports car will still be in front of traffic at Saturday and Sunday’s Chevrolet Dual in Detroit – but this time it will be as the pace car at the Detroit Grand Prix.

Executive vice president of Global Product Development and Global Purchasing and Supply Chain Mark Reuss will be behind the wheel.

An ardent fan of motorsports, Reuss said he is looking forward to taking to the track at the next events in the Verizon IndyCar series.

“I’m thrilled to drive the Corvette Z06 pace car at this year’s Grand Prix,” Reuss said. “Growing up here and having the opportunity to help bring this great event to racing fans in Detroit has been very exciting, and the privilege of driving the pace car makes it even more special for me.”

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The Corvette Z06 Reuss will drive is modeled after the one Jeff Gordon drove as the pace car in last weekend’s Indy 500.

Jim Campbell, Chevrolet US vice president of performance vehicles and motorsports, said there’s nobody better to take the wheel at a “quintessential” race.

“Mark has always lived and breathed performance cars, so it’s perfect to have him behind the wheel of the most powerful and capable production car ever made by Chevrolet,” Campbell said.