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Tour de France winner Armstrong to drive pace car

Updated: May 28, 2006, 12:09 AM ET
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- Lance Armstrong says auto racing could be in his future.

The seven-time Tour de France winner drove his first laps around the 2½-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway track under the tutelage of former winner Johnny Rutherford on Saturday and will be the pace car driver Sunday at the start of the Indianapolis 500.

Though the prospect of leading the 33 starters to the green flag at more than 100 mph is daunting, he hinted he might start racing cars one day.

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