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Indianapolis 500 entry list set at 36 cars

Daniel Herrero

Thursday 2nd May, 2019 - 9:28am

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Cars on the grid at Indianapolis last year

A 36-car entry list has been released for this year’s Indianapolis 500, featuring seven past winners of IndyCar’s biggest race.

Helio Castroneves, who is again back in Team Penske’s IndyCar ranks for both Indianapolis races, is the most prolific 500 winner in the field with three victories (2001, 2002, 2009) to his name.

Each of Will Power (2018), Takuma Sato (2017), Alexander Rossi (2016), Ryan Hunter-Reay (2014), Tony Kanaan (2013), and Scott Dixon (2008) have won the race once.

Formula 1 world champion Fernando Alonso will make his second Indianapolis 500 start in a McLaren Racing entry as he seeks to achieve the Triple Crown having won last year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Australian James Davison is again entered in a tie-up between Jonathan Byrd’s Racing, Hollinger MotorSport, Belardi Auto Racing, and Dale Coyne Racing.

The field, which includes two cars with drivers yet to be confirmed, is one up on that which took to The Brickyard last year and split evenly between Chevrolet- and Honda-powered cars.

Bumping will take place on the same day as the Fast Nine Shootout as part of a new qualifying format this year.

Practice starts on Tuesday, May 14, after the IndyCar Grand Prix on Indianapolis’ infield roval on May 10-11 (local times).

Fox Sports will telecast the Indianapolis 500 race live in the early hours of May 27 (AEST).

Entry list: 2019 Indianapolis 500

Num Driver   Team Engine
2 Josef Newgarden Team Penske Chevrolet
3 Helio Castroneves W Team Penske Chevrolet
4 Matheus Leist AJ Foyt Racing Chevrolet
5 James Hinchcliffe Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda
7 Marcus Ericsson R Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda
9 Scott Dixon W Chip Ganassi Racing Honda
10 Felix Rosenqvist R Chip Ganassi Racing Honda
12 Will Power W Team Penske Chevrolet
14 Tony Kanaan W AJ Foyt Racing Chevrolet
15 Graham Rahal Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda
18 Sebastien Bourdais Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan Honda
19 Santino Ferrucci R Dale Coyne Racing Honda
20 Ed Carpenter Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet
21 Spencer Pigot Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet
22 Simon Pagenaud Team Penske Chevrolet
23 Charlie Kimball Carlin Chevrolet
24 Sage Karam Dreyer & Reinbold Racing Chevrolet
25 Conor Daly Andretti Autosport Honda
26 Zach Veach Andretti Autosport Honda
27 Alexander Rossi W Andretti Autosport Honda
28 Ryan Hunter-Reay W Andretti Autosport Honda
30 Takuma Sato W Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda
31 Patricio O’Ward R Carlin Chevrolet
32 TBA Juncos Racing Chevrolet
33 James Davison Dale Coyne Racing with Byrd and Belardi Honda
39 Pippa Mann Clauson-Marshall Racing Chevrolet
42 Jordan King R Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda
48 JR Hildebrand Dreyer & Reinbold Racing Chevrolet
59 Max Chilton Carlin Chevrolet
60 Jack Harvey Meyer Shank Racing Honda
63 Ed Jones Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet
66 Fernando Alonso McLaren Racing Chevrolet
77 TBA Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda
81 Ben Hanley R DragonSpeed Chevrolet
88 Colton Herta R Harding Steinbrenner Racing Honda
98 Marco Andretti Andretti Herta with Marco & Curb-Agajanian Honda

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