Fans attending the Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway were treated to one of the greatest pre-race highlights in NASCAR history on Sunday. Shortly before the race, track representatives called on a Chinook helicopter to land on the track and personally deliver the official Chevy Camaro pace car for the race.
The Marine who piloted the Chinook helicopter, Col. Doug Hurley, was rewarded with the opportunity to drive the pace car around the track. Texas Motor Speedway followed the pace car grand entrance with a special "Start Your Engines" call from ZZ Top.
Source: Yahoo! Sports