Taking a moment from setting benchmarks in the police vehicle segment, the new 2012 Dodge Charger Pursuit — America's high-performance police vehicle — will pace both NASCAR Nationwide Series and Sprint Cup Series races in Phoenix on March 3 and 4.
"Phoenix marks our new track-proven Dodge Charger Pursuit's inaugural pace car weekend, while highlighting the fastback sedan's benchmark levels of performance and the Dodge brand's 62nd year of NASCAR racing heritage," said Peter Grady, Vice President of Network Development and Fleet, Chrysler Group LLC. "With its rear-wheel-drive design, best-in-class V-8 power, up to 27 highway mpg, six available Mopar factory-installed police packages and the fastest lap time ever recorded (1:33.70) during Michigan State Police's annual evaluation tests – Dodge Charger Pursuit can get it done protecting the streets and leading on the track."
From the first Dodge Coronet Carl Wilkerson drove in a 1950 Grand National race in Canfield, Ohio, the Dodge brand has more than 62 years of stock car history. The inaugural pace car run of the new 2012 Charger Pursuit marks another milestone in the Dodge brand and Charger nameplate's storied history.