INDIANAPOLIS (Sunday, May 10, 2015) – Six former champions are among the drivers named to the entries filed for the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race on May 24.
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Thirty-three drivers have been named for 34 entries. Chevrolet engines will power 17 entries, Honda 17 in the race, which will mark the debut of superspeedway aerodynamic bodywork produced by the engine manufacturers.
The former Indianapolis 500 champions entered are: Ryan Hunter-Reay (2014) of Andretti Autosport, Tony Kanaan (2013) and Scott Dixon (2008) of Chip Ganassi Racing, Helio Castroneves (2001, 2002 and 2009) and Juan Pablo Montoya (2000) of Team Penske and Buddy Lazier (1996) of Lazier Racing Partners.
Castroneves will try to join one of the most exclusive clubs in worldwide motorsports – four-time winners of the Indianapolis 500. Castroneves is attempting to become the fourth four-time winner of the race, joining A.J. Foyt (1961, 1964, 1967, 1977), Al Unser (1970, 1971, 1978, 1987) and Rick Mears (1979, 1984, 1988, 1991).
In addition to the six past Indianapolis 500 race winners and seven Indy car champions, 20 drivers entered have won at least one race in Indy car competition, including Will Power, who won the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis on May 9.
Indy car champions entered in the race include Power (2014), four-time Champ Car champion Sebastien Bourdais (2004-2007), three-time Indy car champion Dixon (2003, 2008 and 2013), Hunter-Reay (2012), Kanaan (2004), Lazier (2000) and Montoya (1999).
Two rookies with diverse credentials are also assigned to cars.
Gabby Chaves is the reigning Indy Lights champion and won the Freedom 100 at Indianapolis in 2014. Stefano Coletti is a multiple race winner in GP2.
Verizon IndyCar Series
99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
May 24, 2015
Car Driver Hometown Car Name Engine Entrant
1 1 Will Power Toowoomba, Australia Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet Verizon Team Penske
2 2 Juan Pablo Montoya (W) Bogota, Colombia Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet Team Penske
3 3 Helio Castroneves (W) Sao Paulo, Brazil Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet Team Penske
4 4 Stefano Coletti (R) Monaco, Monaco KV Racing Technology Chevrolet KV Racing Technology
5 5 James Hinchcliffe Toronto, Canada Arrow/Lucas Oil Schmidt Peterson Honda Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
6 6 JR Hildebrand Sausalito, Calif. Preferred Freezer/CFH Racing Chevrolet CFH Racing
7 7 James Jakes Leeds, England Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
8 8 Sage Karam Nazareth, Pa. Comfort Revolution/Big Machine Records Chevrolet Chip Ganassi Racing Teams
9 9 Scott Dixon (W) Auckland, New Zealand Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet Chip Ganassi Racing Teams
10 10 Tony Kanaan (W) Salvador, Brazil NTT Data Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet Chip Ganassi Racing Teams
11 11 Sebastien Bourdais Le Mans, France Hydroxycut – HAUS Vaporizer KVSH Chevrolet KVSH Racing
12 14 Takuma Sato Tokyo, Japan ABC Supply AJ Foyt Racing Honda A.J. Foyt Enterprises
13 15 Graham Rahal New Albany, Ohio Steak ‘n Shake Honda Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
14 17 Sebastian Saavedra Bogota, Colombia AFS Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet Chip Ganassi Racing Teams
15 18 Carlos Huertas Bogota, Colombia Dale Coyne Racing Honda Dale Coyne Racing
16 19 TBA Dale Coyne Racing Honda Dale Coyne Racing
17 20 Ed Carpenter Indianapolis, IN Fuzzy’s Vodka CFH Racing Chevrolet CFH Racing
18 21 Josef Newgarden Hendersonville, Tenn. Century 21 CFH Racing Chevrolet CFH Racing
19 22 Simon Pagenaud Montmorillon, France Avaya Team Penske Chevrolet Team Penske
20 24 Townsend Bell San Luis Obispo, Calif. The Robert Graham Special Chevrolet Dreyer and Reinbold – Kingdom Racing
21 25 Justin Wilson Sheffield, England Andretti Autosport Honda Andretti Autosport
22 26 Carlos Munoz Bogota, Colombia AndrettiTV Cinsay Honda Andretti Autosport
23 27 Marco Andretti Nazareth, Pa. Snapple Honda Andretti Autosport
24 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay (W) Fort Lauderdale, Fla. DHL Honda Andretti Autosport
25 29 Simona de Silvestro Thun, Switzerland TE Connectivity Honda Andretti Autosport
26 32 Oriol Servia Pals, Spain Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
27 41 Jack Hawksworth Bradford, England ABC Supply AJ Foyt Racing Honda A.J. Foyt Enterprises
28 43 Conor Daly Noblesville, Ind. FUELED by BACON Special Honda Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
29 48 Alex Tagliani Lechenaie, Canada Alfe Heat Treating Special Honda A.J. Foyt Enterprises
30 63 Pippa Mann Ipswich, England Dale Coyne Racing Honda Dale Coyne Racing
31 83 Charlie Kimball Camarillo, Calif. Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet Chip Ganassi Racing Teams
32 88 Bryan Clauson Noblesville, Ind. Jonathan Byrd’s/Cancer Treatment Centers
of America Chevrolet KVSH Racing/Jonathan Byrd’s Racing
33 91 Buddy Lazier (W) Vail, Colo. Wynn Iowa Vision Research Lazier Racing Chevrolet Lazier Racing Partners
34 98 Gabby Chaves (R) Bogota, Colombia Bowers & Wilkins/Curb Honda BHA with Curb-Agajanian
(R) – Denotes Sunoco Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year candidate (W) – Denotes former Indianapolis 500 winner
All cars use fourth-generation Verizon IndyCar Series chassis (Dallara IR12) with Chevrolet, Dallara or Honda aerodynamic bodywork kits, Chevrolet or Honda engines and Firestone tires.