San Francisco 49ers: Jim Harbaugh Drives Pace Car at Indy 500 (Photos)


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.

On Sunday afternoon, he faced what could have been his toughest challenge yet: driving the pace car at the Indianapolis 500.

We didn’t hear of any reports complaining about the pace car, so we assume that Harbaugh met and tackled (no pun intended) the challenge without a problem.

Here he is with the shiny blue Corvette that set the pace for some of the greatest drivers in the world:

And here he is taking what appears to be some sort of instruction course. If only he smiled like that during games:

Courtesy: 49ers.com

“I’ve already had a dream about it,” Harbaugh told The Indianapolis Star before the race. “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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