Chip Gaines to drive pace car for NASCAR playoff race

Posted at 1:25 PM, Oct 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-03 14:25:38-04

Chip Gaines will lead a pack of 40 drivers in the official 2017 Chevrolet SS pace car for the AAA Texas 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff race. 

The race is part of NASCAR's 10-race playoff format. The race will be held on Sunday, Nov. 5, at 1 p.m. at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. 

Gaines will be acknowledged at the driver/crew chief meeting in the NASCAR XFINITY Series garage at 11 a.m. before the race. 

"I'm honored to have been invited to drive the pace car in November, but I can't promise that I'll pull over after the first lap," Gaines said. "And growing up in Colleyville, this might actually be the first time I don't get in trouble for speeding in Roanoke."

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