November 25, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh against the New Orleans Saints prior to a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The 49ers defeated the Saints 31-21. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

San Francisco 49ers Head Coach Jim Harbaugh to Drive Pace Car for Indy 500


Just by looking at him on the sidelines during games, we know that San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh is energetic and always ready to face challenges .

However, this may be his toughest challenge of all.

Harbaugh will be the ceremonial pace car driver at the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, the Indianapolis Star reports.  He will be driving in front of the 33 competing cars, in front of a crowd of over 25,000.

“I’ve already had a dream about it,” Harbaugh told The Star. “I kept the car out on the track and won the Indy 500.”

“I know my heart is going to be beating out of my chest,” he continued.

Unbeknownst to many 49ers fans out in the Bay Area, Harbaugh once was a part-owner for the Panther team when he was a quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts, and that racing team once the Indy 500 twice – in 2001 and 2002.

 

 

 

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  • loverpoint

    Well I hope his team does better this year than last year when he drove a parade car. I know it is a little different, but last year he drove a car in the SF Giants World Series Parade and this year the Indy 500. I thought this was a guy that shunned public attention and the media.

    Maybe this is Indianapolis’s way of saying to Jim, ” We still love you Captain Comeback “.