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Guy Fieri picked to drive Indy 500 pace car

Guy Fieri in New York, April 14, 2009. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)

Guy Fieri in New York, April 14, 2009. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)  (AP2009)

He may be better known for "driving the bus to flavor town," but America's most popular spiky-haired chef just got a new gig behind the wheel.

Guy Fieri, host of the Food Network's hit show "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives," will drive the pace car at the Indianapolis 500.

Fieri will lead the field in a 2013 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 on May 27 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It is the fastest production car ever offered by General Motors, with a top speed of 205 mph.

Fieri, who owns seven restaurants and is a best-selling author, is a classic car collector, including a red 1968 Chevrolet Camaro SS convertible that is featured on his show.

The Associated Press contributed to this report