IndyCar: 33rd driver set for Indy

IndyCar: 33rd driver set for Indy


IndyCar: 33rd driver set for Indy


There will be 33 cars in the 98th Indianapolis 500, as RACER has learned that James Davison secured the fourth car for KV Racing.

Davison, a former Indy Lights winner for Tony George, made two IndyCar starts in 2013 (at Mid-Ohio and Sonoma) but has never run an Indy car on an oval and Monday was Rookie Orientation at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. As of noon, Davison was not running along with other rookies Kurt Busch, Sage Karam, Jack Hawksworth, Martin Plowman, Mikhail Aleshin and Carlos Huertas.

The Australian native will join Sebastian Bourdais, Sebastian Saavedra and Townsend Bell in the KV lineup and it gives Chevrolet 15 cars (Honda will field 18).

Practice for the Indy 500 begins Sunday, following the inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis this Saturday.