33-car entry list for 104th running of Indianapolis 500
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
|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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