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NOTE:  Information has been provided from many sources.  I've been attempting to pull things together in one place. 
If you find any errors, ommissions or mistakes, please e-mail me & I'll change it.  jimsmt@lakeland.ws

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#0031 Lead Camera Car

The LEAD CAMERA PACE CAR remained with GM/Pontiac Racing in the GM Heritage Collection until it was

released for sale at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach, April 2009.

This was a 'special event' build & was NEVER assigned to a Pontiac Dealer.

All GM Heritage Cars were sold on a Salvage Title or Bill of Sale.  This car has the Salvage title.

#0031 has only 2,515 actual miles 

Signed by Bobby Labonte Car #18 - the highest finishing Pontiac. (6th place)

          2002 GMMG Bobby Labonte Blackbird #38 is also in my collection.

The 'LEAD CAMERA' Car may be the most significant Pace Car in Pontiac & maybe Daytona History.

Why? 

2000 was the very first race of the New Millenium.

This was the last year Dale Earnhardt finished the Daytona 500.  Dale died in 2001 on a last lap crash.

         2001 DEI Intimidator Camaro SS #54 with 1,746 miles is also in the collection

Click - Terry Bradshaw & Dale Earnhardt having fun in the Pace Car

3 of 4 'real' 2000 Daytona 500 Pace Cars

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NEW - August 1, 2016 
 
You have to check out the video of 3 Pace Cars on the road together. 

Click for video - awesome!

July 25, 2016 - Drove 3 of 4 'real' 2000 Daytona Pace Cars today 

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1st time on road together since Daytona

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1st time on road together since Daytona

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1st time on road together since Daytona

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1st time on road together since Daytona

   
   
   
   

Buster Auton drives the Pace Car
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Click to see the strobe lights............

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Pit Road - start your engines - Camera Car #0031
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Split-Field Car #0029 - George's Car

Dale Earnhardt, Sr. liked to bump the back of the Pace Car during caution laps just to let them know he was there.

Rumor has it that the lower left of license plate  (on blue graphic) is one of his bumps.

I have not found the video clip or lap # yet when this couold have happenned.

True or not, it makes a great story.

Dale Earnhardt Bump?
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License:  'ITS REAL'

Pace Laps
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NOTE:  Door Graphics were later  changed for another race

Click - 3 of 4 'real' Daytona 500 GTP Pace Cars with lights on

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2009 Barret-Jackson Palm Beach Lot #416
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0031 Lead (Camera) Pace Car remained in the GM Heritage Collection until it was sold @ Barrett-Jackson - Palm Beach April 2009

The car has only 2,515 miles

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Caution Flag at the end of the race
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NOTE roof Camera & wires
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NOTE:  Roof camera & wires

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To insure 100% authenticity the camera mounting tape and wire clips have been left on the car.

The REAL DEAL!

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Click - 3 of 4 'real'Daytona Pace Cars with lights on

Ended under Yellow - Dale Jarrett #88 winner
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Tape left on from Race Day
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Bobby Labonte signed the dash

He was the highest finishing Pontiac (6th place)

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18" Neeper Shadow Wheels
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18" Neeper Shadow Wheels

Good Year Eagle F1 GS Fiorano P225/40/ZR18 tires

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PC/04 Windshield Tag (Pace Car 04)
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The frame & underside is perfect.

Never been in any weather. Perfect!

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0031 History & Facts
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 0031 was the Lead Camera Pace Car for 2000 Daytona 500 & 2000 Pepsi 400           
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The door graphics were changed for the Pepsi 400 race           
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0031 still retains the tape & roof wire brackets from the camera
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Only 4 cars were built & prepared by TDM for Daytona           
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0029   Split Field Car                      George Tuominen           
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 0031   Lead Camera Car              Jim Smith           
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0045   Festival Car                          Jim Smith           
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0058   Festival Car                          Jim Smith           
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The cars were never assigned to a dealer0031 was held in the GM Heritage Collection until it was sold at Barrett-Jackson in West Palm Beach April 2009.  Lot 416           
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Jay purchased 0031
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As of 9/8/9 the car has 2,215 miles
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2000 Race Facts           
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Buster Auton drove the Pace Car (0031)           
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Jackie Joyner-Kersee was the Honorary Starter           
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Sam Gibara from Good Year was the Grand Marshall           
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 Dale Jarrett won the race under caution
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Bobby Labonte was the highest finishing Pontiac (6th place) & signed the dash
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Dale Earnhardt, Sr. finished 21st

Fin. Pos.Str. Car Pos.Car No.DriverLapsMoneyCar
1188Dale Jarrett200$1,277,975 Ford
21499Jeff Burton200$840,825 Ford
3394Bill Elliott200$526,475 Ford
452Rusty Wallace200$420,775 Ford
596Mark Martin200$326,175 Ford
61318Bobby Labonte200$228,275 Pontiac
7255Terry Labonte200$198,625 Chevrolet
8622Ward Burton200$166,775 Pontiac
92336Ken Schrader200$143,975 Pontiac
102417*Matt Kenseth200$182,875 Ford
111912Jeremy Mayfield200$129,075 Ford
122710Johnny Benson200$119,975 Pontiac
1388*Dale Earnhardt, Jr.200$107,775 Chevrolet
141842Kenny Irwin200$120,025 Chevrolet
15228Ricky Rudd200$119,475 Ford
16431Mike Skinner200$112,225 Chevrolet
17720Tony Stewart200$118,875 Pontiac
181713Robby Gordon200$99,725 Ford
191532*Scott Pruett200$98,475 Ford
203277Robert Pressley200$102,825 Ford
21213Dale Earnhardt200$116,075 Chevrolet
223043John Andretti200$113,725 Pontiac
232997Chad Little200$105,375 Ford
243840Sterling Marlin199$104,325 Chevrolet
254244Kyle Petty199$108,175 Pontiac
26339*Stacy Compton199$94,225 Ford
273193*Dave Blaney199$89,625 Pontiac
282841Rick Mast199$92,075 Chevrolet
293955Kenny Wallace199$99,275 Chevrolet
302226Jimmy Spencer197$99,225 Ford
31361Steve Park197$98,275 Chevrolet
324366Darrell Waltrip197$89,325 Ford
333514*Mike Bliss197$88,875 Pontiac
341124Jeff Gordon195$106,100 Chevrolet
352025Jerry Nadeau195$93,450 Chevrolet
364116Kevin Lepage195$93,000 Ford
372690*Ed Berrier193$84,550 Ford
384021Elliott Sadler192$92,100 Ford
39107Michael Waltrip192$91,650 Chevrolet
403475Wally Dallenbach174$83,200 Ford
411215Derrike Cope169$82,750 Ford
421633Joe Nemechek131$90,300 Chevrolet
43374Bobby Hamilton68$90,100 Chevrolet
*Raybestos Rookie of the Year Candidate

Time of Race:3 hours, 12 minutes, 43 seconds
Average Speed:155.669 mph
Margin of Victory:Under Caution
Bud Pole Award: Dale Jarrett, Quality Care/Ford Credit Ford (191.091 mph, 47.098 seconds)
Bud Fastest Second-Round Qualifier: Andy Hillenburg, KMC Telecom Chevrolet (186.556 mph, 48.243 seconds)
Caution Flags: 6 flags for 24 laps.
Lead Changes:9 lead changes among 7 drivers. Ricky Rudd 1; Mike Skinner 2-4; Dale Jarrett 5-33; Bill Elliott 34; Jarrett 35-90; Chad Little 91-92; Mark Martin 93-157; Johnny Benson 158-196; Jarrett 197-200.

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