Barring the unexpected, the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 will have 36 entries vying for 33 non-guaranteed spots at the ‘Greatest Spectacle In Racing.’
In RACER’s second entry list update this year, we’ve seen clarification on who’s driving a few cars and carved a couple of possible names from the roster. At present, ahead of one and only pre-event Open Test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway set to take place on Wednesday, 34 drivers have been confirmed.
The 35th, destined for Juncos Racing’s lone Chevy-powered entry, has not been revealed, but team owner Ricardo Juncos indicated plans are set for the entry and an announcement is forthcoming. Kyle Kaiser, who drove for the team at Indy in 2018, is tipped to be returning to the car.
The 36th driver, belonging to Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports and its third Honda-powered entry, is the last question to answer. Arrow SPM general manager Taylor Kiel said they’re close to making a decision [LINK], and based on the latest chatter, Oriol Servia remains positioned as the leading candidate to drive.
With Harding Steinbrenner Racing and Juncos parking any plans for second entries, which would have pushed the entry list to 38, 36 is what we expect to see confirmed:
A.J. Foyt Racing (Chevrolet)
Andretti Autosport (Honda)
Arrow Schmidt Peterson (Honda)
Carlin Racing (Chevrolet)
Chip Ganassi Racing (Honda)
Clauson-Marshall Racing (Chevrolet)
Dale Coyne Racing (Honda)
Sebastien Bourdais (with Vasser-Sullivan)
James Davison (with Byrd/Hollinger/Belardi)
Dreyer & Reinbold Racing (Chevrolet)
Ed Carpenter Racing (Chevrolet)
Ed Jones (with Scuderia Corsa)
Harding Steinbrenner Racing (Honda)
Juncos Racing (Chevrolet)
McLaren Racing (Chevrolet)
Meyer Shank Racing (Honda)
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (Honda)
Team Penske (Chevrolet)