Entry list for the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500
It’s all set for the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500, not only the main race of the IndyCar Series but also one of the world’s greatest motorsport events.
The month of May activities at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway formally started with the fourth running of the IndyCar Grand Prix, in which Will Power triumphed for the second time. A program of the Indianapolis 500 starts on Monday, May 15, when thirty-three drivers will hit the 2.5-mile IMS oval during the first practice session.
Qualifying time-trials are scheduled for May 20-21, when we would know a name of the polesitter. The Carb Day, the traditional final day of practice, is scheduled for Friday, May 26. The annual Pit Stop Challenge would be held on that day. And then, the race, on May 28.
The entry list consists of 33 drivers, divided to 18 Hondas and 15 Chevrolets. Among them, there are seven drivers who previously wrote their names on the famed Borg-Warner Trophy for winning the Indianapolis 500.
Seven former winners and four rookies on the grid
The former winners include reigning champion Alexander Rossi, who scored an underdog victory as a rookie last year. The others are Buddy Lazier (1996), Juan Pablo Montoya (2000 and 2015), Helio Castroneves (2001, 2002 and 2009), Scott Dixon (2008), Tony Kanaan (2013) and Ryan Hunter-Reay (2014). Only three drivers in a history scored four wins at Indianapolis 500 – AJ Foyt, Al Unser and Rick Mears. Would be Helio Castroneves the fourth on the list, we will see on May 28.
All of the regular 2017 IndyCar entrants are on the list. They would be joined by the drivers for whom the Indy 500 will be the one-off attempt. That list includes former winner and IndyCar veteran Buddy Lazier, two-time Formula One champion Fernando Alonso, the only female driver Pippa Mann, Gabby Chaves, Sebastian Saavedra, Oriol Servia and Jay Howard. Four rookies are announced for the race, including Alonso and three Mazda Road to Indy graduates Jack Harvey, Ed Jones and Zach Veach.
Indianapolis 500 entry list
|1||Team Penske||Chevrolet||Simon Pagenaud|
|2||Team Penske||Chevrolet||Josef Newgarden|
|3||Team Penske||Chevrolet||Helio Castroneves|
|4||A.J. Foyt Enterprises||Chevrolet||Conor Daly|
|5||Schmidt Peterson Motorsports||Honda||James Hinchcliffe|
|7||Schmidt Peterson Motorsports||Honda||Mikhail Aleshin|
|8||Chip Ganassi Racing||Honda||Max Chilton|
|9||Chip Ganassi Racing||Honda||Scott Dixon|
|10||Chip Ganassi Racing||Honda||Tony Kanaan|
|11||Juncos Racing||Chevrolet||Spencer Pigot|
|12||Team Penske||Chevrolet||Will Power|
|14||A.J. Foyt Enterprises||Chevrolet||Carlos Munoz|
|15||Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing||Honda||Graham Rahal|
|16||Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing||Honda||Oriol Servia|
|17||Juncos Racing||Chevrolet||Sebastian Saavedra|
|18||Dale Coyne Racing||Honda||Sebastien Bourdais|
|19||Dale Coyne Racing||Honda||Ed Jones|
|20||Ed Carpenter Racing||Chevrolet||Ed Carpenter|
|21||Ed Carpenter Racing||Chevrolet||J.R. Hildebrand|
|22||Team Penske||Chevrolet||Juan Pablo Montoya|
|24||Dreyer & Reinbold Racing||Chevrolet||Sage Karam|
|26||Andretti Autosport||Honda||Takuma Sato|
|27||Andretti Autosport||Honda||Marco Andretti|
|28||Andretti Autosport||Honda||Ryan Hunter-Reay|
|40||A.J. Foyt Enterprises||Chevrolet||Zach Veach|
|49||Lazier Partners Racing||Chevrolet||Buddy Lazier|
|50||Michael Shank Racing with Andretti Autosport||Honda||Jack Harvey|
|63||Dale Coyne Racing||Honda||Pippa Mann|
|77||Schmidt Peterson Motorsports||Honda||Jay Howard|
|83||Chip Ganassi Racing||Honda||Charlie Kimball|
|88||Harding Racing||Chevrolet||Gabby Chaves|
|98||Andretti Herta Autosport with Curb Agajanian||Honda||Alexander Rossi|