Pontiac To Offer Limited Edition Daytona 500 Pace Car
(Daytona Beach, FL.) - In 1959, a Bonneville convertible paced the field for
running of the Daytona 500. This would begin a tradition that has seen Pontiac lead the
way before the Great American Race more often than all other automakers combined. Pontiac
will, again, serve as the Official Pace Car for the 40th annual Daytona 500 with a Limited
Edition model of the 1998 WideTrack Grand Prix GTP. And Pontiac is giving racing fans a
chance to put the same car in their driveways. A limited number of the special edition
vehicles have been pro- duced for sale at select Pontiac dealerships across the country.
The Limited Edition model of the 1998 Grand Prix Daytona 500 Pace Car features some
unique enhancements, including; Ram Air dual-port hood, Gulf Blue paint, unique torque
star 16" aluminum wheels and the 40th annual Daytona 500 cloisonne door emblems and
decals. "Thc Daytona 500 is the biggest motorsports event in the country," said Bill
Heugh, brand manager for Pontiac Grand Prix. "It stands for quality and excellence,
exactly what we strive for with the Pontiac Grand Prix." For more information on the
Limited Edition model of the 1998 Grand Prix Daytona 500 Pace Car, call 1-800-BEW1DER
or see your local Pontiac dealer.