Brad Paisley To Serve As Honorary Pace Car Driver For NASCAR’s Daytona 500 Race

Daytona International Speedway and Chevrolet officials announced this weekend that the Chevrolet Camaro SS will serve as the official pace car for the 53rd running of the Daytona 500 on Sunday, February 20 – the second time in the past three years that the iconic automobile has paced the field for the “The Great American Race.”

In addition, behind the wheel of the Chevrolet Camaro as the Honorary Pace Car driver will be Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year Brad Paisley, who is also performing the Daytona 500 Pre-Race show.  
In the Daytona 500 Pre-Race Show, Paisley, who has 18 No. 1 hits, three Grammy awards, 14 CMA Awards and 13 Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards, will perform three songs prior to the start of the Daytona 500.  Paisley’s innovative and entertaining H20 World Tour played to over 879,000 fans in 2010 and placed #1 country tour for attendance by Pollstar.  Paisley’s next album, This Is Country Music will be in-stores this spring.

Tickets for Speedweeks 2011 events and the 53rd annual Daytona 500 are available online at or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP.