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33-car entry list for 104th running of Indianapolis 500
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IndyCar and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway have released the entry list for next week’s Indianapolis 500, confirming the last two entries in this three-month delayed edition of the iconic race.

With 2011 Indy runner-up J.R. Hildebrand at Dreyer & Reinbold Racing again, alongside Sage Karam, and one of last year’s underdog stars DragonSpeed USA running Ben Hanley once more, the door appears closed on any chances that Oriol Servia or Stefan Wilson might have had.

Late last week, Top Gun Racing – which was in the process of buying DragonSpeed’s equipment to run R.C. Enerson – decided not to pursue this endeavor.

Along with a picture of Enerson sitting in the stripped down chassis, team co-owner Gary Trout wrote on social media: “Tuesday last week, RC in the car preparing to get fitted for the seat. At that exact moment we get the news, no fans for the 500. Suddenly we lost our primary sponsor, they require at track fan interaction.

"We step back, start working on a plan to still run the 500. We figured prize money is good, start working how to replace our primary sponsors' money. Then Friday at 4 o’clock, we hear Penske cut the prize money in half. At that moment we lost the 500.

"Disappointed for sure, to be that close, great group, working really hard, we will regroup and start planning for the Indy Grand Prix in October.”

With just 33 entries and 33 grid slots, there will of course be no Bump Day which is good news for rookies and refreshers who, more than most, will suffer from an unusually compressed timetable by Indy 500 standards [click here for full schedule] and may be hampered still further by the forecast poor weather for the remainder of this week.

The line up includes 15 U.S.-born drivers and 18 internationals, while the engine split could not be closer – 17 Chevrolets and 16 Hondas.

Of the drivers, eight are former winners. Along with Helio Castroneves, the three-time Indy victor for whom this will be the last IndyCar race for Team Penske, there are one-time winners Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Alexander Rossi, Takuma Sato, Will Power and Simon Pagenaud.

Entry list for the 104th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge

No. Driver Entry name Team Engine
1 Josef Newgarden Shell V-Power Nitro Team Penske Team Penske Chevrolet
3 Helio Castroneves Pennzoil Team Penske Team Penske Chevrolet
4 Charlie Kimball Tresiba/A.J. Foyt Racing A.J. Foyt Enterprises Chevrolet
5 Pato O'Ward Arrow McLaren SP Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet
7 Oliver Askew Arrow McLaren SP Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet
8 Marcus Ericsson Huski Chocolate Chip Ganassi Racing Chip Ganassi Racing Honda
9 Scott Dixon PNC Bank Chip Ganassi Racing Chip Ganassi Racing Honda
10 Felix Rosenqvist NTT DATA Chip Ganassi Racing Chip Ganassi Racing Honda
12 Will Power Verizon 5G Edge Team Penske Team Penske Chevrolet
14 Tony Kanaan ABC Supply A.J. Foyt Racing A.J. Foyt Enterprises Chevrolet
15 Graham Rahal United Rentals Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda
18 Santino Ferrucci SealMaster Dale Coyne Racing w/ Vasser Sullivan Honda
20 Ed Carpenter United States Space Force Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet
21 Rinus VeeKay SONAX Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet
22 Simon Pagenaud Menards Team Penske Team Penske Chevrolet
24 Sage Karam DRR WIX Filters Dreyer & Reinbold Racing Chevrolet
26 Zach Veach Gainbridge Andretti Autosport Honda
27 Alexander Rossi NAPA Auto Parts/AutoNation Andretti Autosport Honda
28 Ryan Hunter-Reay DHL Andretti Autosport Honda
29 James Hinchcliffe Genesys Andretti Autosport Honda
30 Takuma Sato Panasonic/PeopleReady Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda
41 Dalton Kellett K-Line USA/A.J. Foyt Racing A.J. Foyt Enterprises Chevrolet
45 Spencer Pigot RLL w/ Citrone/Buhl Autosport Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda
47 Conor Daly United States Air Force Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet
51 James Davison Jacob Construction/Tilson HR Dale Coyne Racing w/ Rick Ware Racing, Byrd & Belardi Honda
55 Alex Palou Dale Coyne Racing w/ Team Goh Dale Coyne Racing w/ Team Goh Honda
59 Max Chilton Gallagher Carlin Carlin Chevrolet
60 Jack Harvey AutoNation/SiriusXM Meyer Shank Racing Honda
66 Fernando Alonso Ruoff Arrow McLaren SP Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet
67 J.R. Hildebrand DRR Salesforce Dreyer & Reinbold Racing Chevrolet
81 Ben Hanley DragonSpeed USA DragonSpeed USA Chevrolet
88 Colton Herta Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana Andretti Harding Steinbrenner Autosport Honda
98 Marco Andretti U.S. Concrete / Curb Andretti Herta Autosport w/ Marco & Curb-Agajanian Honda
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