Chevrolet addresses Pace car fire

February 17 01:14 2014

Saturday night the Pace car caught fire at the Daytona 500. After reviewing the incident, Chevrolet claims the fire was due to an auxiliary electrical kit in the trunk.

Black smoke could be seen coming from the trunk of the Chevrolet SS before the third segment of the Sprint unlimited race, reported Fox News. The drver was able to pull over before the car ignited.

Driver, Brett Bodine, and a passenger were seen leaving the vehicle, according to ABC News. Luckily, no one was reported as injured due to the incident.

A replacement car was brought to finish the race. Chevrolet is still working on a full report. They believe the fire was caused by a problem with the electrical kit, which all the cars use to operate their caution lights.

This is right after General Motors (owners of Chevrolet) had to recall almost 800,000 cars earlier this week, according to the
LA Times. Chevrolet Cobalt’s and Pontiac G5 compact cars were recalled due to airbag and ignition problems that have been linked to 6 deaths.

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