Chevrolet SS pace car goes up in smoke during NASCAR race at Daytona Beach [video]

Based on the Holden Commodore

The 2014 Chevrolet SS pace car caught fire during this weekend's NASCAR race in Daytona Beach, Florida.

It was a bad day for Chevrolet's marketing department when a Chevrolet SS working as a pace car for the season-opening Sprint Unlimited exhibition race caught fire while leading the field. The Holden Commodore-based vehicle's cabin was filled with smoke and so pace-car driver Brett Bodine had no other way but to stop the flaming automobile.

The good news is Bodine and his co-pilot got out of the car without suffering any injuries, while the literally hot SS was replaced by another car to perform the pace car duties. Chances are the car caught fire due to the added electrical gear necessary for a pace car since the fire came from the back.

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GMichaelLeonard GMichaelLeonard
SS= Sh*t Stain"
Feb 18th, 2014 2:49am
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sebb427 sebb427
Feb 16th, 2014 10:58pm
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sebb427 sebb427
Hahahahahahahahaha Oh man that's bad luck!
Feb 16th, 2014 10:53pm
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ScottCampbell ScottCampbell
Probably a defective ignition switch.
Feb 16th, 2014 8:11pm
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elephino_ elephino_
Clearly not as it ignited quite well.
Feb 17th, 2014 2:22am
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memexe memexe
That's pretty embarrassing...
Feb 16th, 2014 8:04pm
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v6s_stink v6s_stink
It just might be prudent to sell your Chevy before the meteor strikes start. The stock liquidation makes it appear that the US government had intelligence that Chevrageddon was coming.
Feb 16th, 2014 6:26pm
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gautdo gautdo
Someone can explain how the trunk caught fire ?
Feb 16th, 2014 5:11pm
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kenchan kenchan
Battery short circuit because of poor up-fitting.
Feb 16th, 2014 5:35pm
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davetibo davetibo
Yeah, and they didn't carry enough beer so it could not extinguish by itself.
Feb 17th, 2014 3:45am
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