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33 Entries For 97th Indianapolis 500

There is outstanding depth and quality in this year’s field. Besides three past race winners and four IZOD IndyCar Series champions, 17 of the 32 drivers named to entries have won at least one race in either IZOD IndyCar Series or Champ Car World Series/CART competition.

Four rookies with impressive credentials are assigned to cars.

A.J. Allmendinger won five Champ Car races from 2004-06 before turning to NASCAR racing. Tristan Vautier is the reigning Firestone Indy Lights champion, while Carlos Munoz has won two of the first three Firestone Indy Lights races this season and leads the championship. Conor Daly, from nearby Noblesville, Ind., won the 2010 Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires, won in 2011 at Long Beach in Firestone Indy Lights and won a race in 2012 in GP3, one of the ladder series for Formula One.

Plenty of talent that recently advanced through the Mazda Road to Indy ladder system also was assigned to cars, including three Firestone Indy Lights champions – JR Hildebrand (2009), Josef Newgarden (2011) and Vautier (2012). Other recent Firestone Indy Lights graduates on the entry list include Marco Andretti, Ana Beatriz, Ed Carpenter, Daly, James Hinchcliffe, Charlie Kimball, Pippa Mann, Munoz, Graham Rahal and Sebastian Saavedra.

Three women were among the drivers named to entries: 2010 Chase Rookie of the Year Simona De Silvestro, Beatriz and Mann.

Andretti Autosport is involved in five entries, more than any other team. Andretti Autosport is fielding cars for Andretti, Beatriz, Hinchcliffe and Hunter-Reay, while Team Venezuela/Andretti Autosport/HVM has entered a car for E.J. Viso.

Car No.
Driver
Team/Car
Owner(s)
1Ryan Hunter-ReayDHL Dallara-ChevroletAndretti Autosport
1TRyan Hunter-ReayDHL Dallara-ChevroletAndretti Autosport
2A.J. Allmendinger (R)IZOD Team Penske Dallara-ChevroletTeam Penske
2TA.J. Allmendinger (R)IZOD Team Penske Dallara-ChevroletTeam Penske
3Helio CastronevesShell V-Power/Pennzoil Ultra Team Penske Dallara-ChevroletTeam Penske
3THelio CastronevesShell V-Power/Pennzoil Ultra Team Penske Dallara-ChevroletTeam Penske
4J.R. HildebrandNational Guard Panther Racing Dallara-ChevroletPanther Racing
4TJ.R. HildebrandNational Guard Panther Racing Dallara-ChevroletPanther Racing
5E.J. VisoTeam Venezuela/Andretti Autosport/HVM Dallara-ChevroletTeam Venezuela/Andretti Autosport/HVM
5TE.J. VisoTeam Venezuela/Andretti Autosport/HVM Dallara-ChevroletTeam Venezuela/Andretti Autosport/HVM
6Sebastian SaavedraDragon Racing Dallara-ChevroletDragon Racing
6TSebastian SaavedraDragon Racing Dallara-ChevroletDragon Racing
7Sebastien BourdaisDragon Racing Dallara-ChevroletDragon Racing
7TSebastien BourdaisDragon Racing Dallara-ChevroletDragon Racing
8Ryan BriscoeNTT DATA Dallara-HondaChip Ganassi Racing
8TRyan BriscoeNTT DATA Dallara-HondaChip Ganassi Racing
9Scott DixonTarget Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara-HondaTarget Chip Ganassi Racing
9TScott DixonTarget Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara-HondaTarget Chip Ganassi Racing
10Dario FranchittiTarget Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara-HondaTarget Chip Ganassi Racing
10TDario FranchittiTarget Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara-HondaTarget Chip Ganassi Racing
11Tony KanaanHydroxycut KV Racing Technology/SH Racing Dallara ChevroletKV Racing Technology
11TTony KanaanHydroxycut KV Racing Technology/SH Racing Dallara ChevroletKV Racing Technology
12Will PowerVerizon Team Penske Dallara-ChevroletTeam Penske
12TWill PowerVerizon Team Penske Dallara-ChevroletTeam Penske
14Takuma SatoABC Supply Co./A.J. Foyt Racing Dallara-HondaA.J. Foyt Enterprises
14TTakuma SatoABC Supply Co./A.J. Foyt Racing Dallara-HondaA.J. Foyt Enterprises
15Graham RahalMidas/Big O Tires Dallara-HondaRahal Letterman Lanigan
15TGraham RahalMidas/Big O Tires Dallara-HondaRahal Letterman Lanigan
16James JakesAcorn Stairlifts Dallara-HondaRahal Letterman Lanigan
16TJames JakesAcorn Stairlifts Dallara-HondaRahal Letterman Lanigan
17Michel Jourdain Jr.Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Dallara-HondaRahal Letterman Lanigan
17TMichel Jourdain Jr.Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Dallara-HondaRahal Letterman Lanigan
18Ana BeatrizIpiranga Dallara-HondaDale Coyne Racing
18TAna BeatrizIpiranga Dallara-HondaDale Coyne Racing
19Justin WilsonDale Coyne Racing Dallara-HondaDale Coyne Racing
19TJustin WilsonDale Coyne Racing Dallara-HondaDale Coyne Racing
20Ed CarpenterFuzzy's Vodka/Ed Carpenter Racing Dallara-ChevroletEd Carpenter Racing
20TEd CarpenterFuzzy's Vodka/Ed Carpenter Racing Dallara-ChevroletEd Carpenter Racing
21Josef NewgardenSarah Fisher Hartman/Century 21 Dallara-HondaSarah Fisher Hartman Racing
21TJosef NewgardenSarah Fisher Hartman/Century 21 Dallara-HondaSarah Fisher Hartman Racing
22Oriol ServiaPanther DRR Dallara-ChevroletPanther DRR
22TOriol ServiaPanther DRR Dallara-ChevroletPanther DRR
25Marco AndrettiRC Cola Dallara-ChevroletAndretti Autosport
25TMarco AndrettiRC Cola Dallara-ChevroletAndretti Autosport
26Carlos Munoz (R)Unistraw Dallara-ChevroletAndretti Autosport
26TCarlos Munoz (R)Unistraw Dallara-ChevroletAndretti Autosport
27James HinchcliffeGoDaddy Dallara-ChevroletAndretti Autosport
27TJames HinchcliffeGoDaddy Dallara-ChevroletAndretti Autosport
40TBAEd Carpenter Racing Dallara-ChevroletEd Carpenter Racing
40TTBAEd Carpenter Racing Dallara-ChevroletEd Carpenter Racing
41Conor Daly (R)ABC Supply Co./A.J. Foyt Racing Dallara-HondaA.J. Foyt Enterprises
41TConor Daly (R)ABC Supply Co./A.J. Foyt Racing Dallara-HondaA.J. Foyt Enterprises
55Tristan Vautier (R)Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Dallara-HondaSchmidt Peterson Motorsports
55TTristan Vautier (R)Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Dallara-HondaSchmidt Peterson Motorsports
60Townsend BellSunoco 'Turbo' Panther Racing Dallara-ChevroletPanther Racing
60TTownsend BellSunoco 'Turbo' Panther Racing Dallara-ChevroletPanther Racing
77Simon PagenaudSchmidt Hamilton HP Motorsports Dallara-HondaSchmidt Hamilton Motorsports
77TSimon PagenaudSchmidt Hamilton HP Motorsports Dallara-HondaSchmidt Hamilton Motorsports
78Simona de SilvestroNuclear Energy Areva KVRT Dallara-ChevroletKV Racing Technology
78TSimona de SilvestroNuclear Energy Areva KVRT Dallara-ChevroletKV Racing Technology
83Charlie KimballNovoLog FlexPen Dallara-HondaNovo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing
83TCharlie KimballNovoLog FlexPen Dallara-HondaNovo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing
98Alex TaglianiTeam Barracuda/BHA Dallara-HondaBryan Herta Autosport w/Curb-Agajanian
98TAlex TaglianiTeam Barracuda/BHA Dallara-HondaBryan Herta Autosport w/Curb-Agajanian
TBAPippa MannDale Coyne Racing Dallara-HondaDale Coyne Racing
TBATPippa MannDale Coyne Racing Dallara-HondaDale Coyne Racing

Posted by on May 7 2013 Filed under Featured, IndyCar, Latest Headlines, Top Stories, Verizon IndyCar Series. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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