Josh Duhamel as Captain Lennox in Transformers 2
Josh Duhamel as Captain Lennox in Transformers 2

NEW YORK, May 26, 2009 / FW/ — “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” will not hit theaters until Jun 24, but the buzz about it is already high and Hollywood heartthrob Josh Duhamel just raised it a notch with the announcement that the Transformers star will drive the new Camaro at the Brickyard as a pace car.

Duhamel who plays Captain Lennox in the soon-to-be released summer blockbuster “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”, will lead the field with the pace car in this year’s Indy 500.

But the star won’t be driving Bumblebee, the film’s heroic Autobot; instead he’ll be behind the wheel of the all-new 2010 Camaro SS.

This year the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway is celebrating its centennial, while Chevrolet celebrates its 20th time pacing “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”

The famous “Brickyard” will be reserved just for Pace Car practice and although normal pacing duties call for around 90mph, Duhamel could push the Camaro to speeds of over 100mph.