33-car entry list for 104th running of Indianapolis 500

David Malsher-Lopez
·4 min read

With 2011 Indy runner-up J.R. Hildebrand at Dreyer & Reinbold Racing again, alongside Sage Karam, and one of last year’s underdog stars DragonSpeed USA running Ben Hanley once more, the door appears closed on any chances that Oriol Servia or Stefan Wilson might have had.

Late last week, Top Gun Racing – which was in the process of buying DragonSpeed’s equipment to run R.C. Enerson – decided not to pursue this endeavor.

Along with a picture of Enerson sitting in the stripped down chassis, team co-owner Gary Trout wrote on social media: “Tuesday last week, RC in the car preparing to get fitted for the seat. At that exact moment we get the news, no fans for the 500. Suddenly we lost our primary sponsor, they require at track fan interaction.

"We step back, start working on a plan to still run the 500. We figured prize money is good, start working how to replace our primary sponsors' money. Then Friday at 4 o’clock, we hear Penske cut the prize money in half. At that moment we lost the 500.

"Disappointed for sure, to be that close, great group, working really hard, we will regroup and start planning for the Indy Grand Prix in October.”

With just 33 entries and 33 grid slots, there will of course be no Bump Day which is good news for rookies and refreshers who, more than most, will suffer from an unusually compressed timetable by Indy 500 standards [click here for full schedule] and may be hampered still further by the forecast poor weather for the remainder of this week.

The line up includes 15 U.S.-born drivers and 18 internationals, while the engine split could not be closer – 17 Chevrolets and 16 Hondas.

Of the drivers, eight are former winners. Along with Helio Castroneves, the three-time Indy victor for whom this will be the last IndyCar race for Team Penske, there are one-time winners Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Alexander Rossi, Takuma Sato, Will Power and Simon Pagenaud.

Entry list for the 104th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge

1

Josef Newgarden

Shell V-Power Nitro Team Penske

Team Penske

Chevrolet

3

Helio Castroneves

Pennzoil Team Penske

Team Penske

Chevrolet

4

Charlie Kimball

Tresiba/A.J. Foyt Racing

A.J. Foyt Enterprises

Chevrolet

5

Pato O'Ward

Arrow McLaren SP

Arrow McLaren SP

Chevrolet

7

Oliver Askew

Arrow McLaren SP

Arrow McLaren SP

Chevrolet

8

Marcus Ericsson

Huski Chocolate Chip Ganassi Racing

Chip Ganassi Racing

Honda

9

Scott Dixon

PNC Bank Chip Ganassi Racing

Chip Ganassi Racing

Honda

10

Felix Rosenqvist

NTT DATA Chip Ganassi Racing

Chip Ganassi Racing

Honda

12

Will Power

Verizon 5G Edge Team Penske

Team Penske

Chevrolet

14

Tony Kanaan

ABC Supply A.J. Foyt Racing

A.J. Foyt Enterprises

Chevrolet

15

Graham Rahal

United Rentals

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing

Honda

18

Santino Ferrucci

SealMaster

Dale Coyne Racing w/ Vasser Sullivan

Honda

20

Ed Carpenter

United States Space Force

Ed Carpenter Racing

Chevrolet

21

Rinus VeeKay

SONAX

Ed Carpenter Racing

Chevrolet

22

Simon Pagenaud

Menards Team Penske

Team Penske

Chevrolet

24

Sage Karam

DRR WIX Filters

Dreyer & Reinbold Racing

Chevrolet

26

Zach Veach

Gainbridge

Andretti Autosport

Honda

27

Alexander Rossi

NAPA Auto Parts/AutoNation

Andretti Autosport

Honda

28

Ryan Hunter-Reay

DHL

Andretti Autosport

Honda

29

James Hinchcliffe

Genesys

Andretti Autosport

Honda

30

Takuma Sato

Panasonic/PeopleReady

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing

Honda

41

Dalton Kellett

K-Line USA/A.J. Foyt Racing

A.J. Foyt Enterprises

Chevrolet

45

Spencer Pigot

RLL w/ Citrone/Buhl Autosport

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing

Honda

47

Conor Daly

United States Air Force

Ed Carpenter Racing

Chevrolet

51

James Davison

Jacob Construction/Tilson HR

Dale Coyne Racing w/ Rick Ware Racing, Byrd & Belardi

Honda

55

Alex Palou

Dale Coyne Racing w/ Team Goh

Dale Coyne Racing w/ Team Goh

Honda

59

Max Chilton

Gallagher Carlin

Carlin

Chevrolet

60

Jack Harvey

AutoNation/SiriusXM

Meyer Shank Racing

Honda

66

Fernando Alonso

Ruoff Arrow McLaren SP

Arrow McLaren SP

Chevrolet

67

J.R. Hildebrand

DRR Salesforce

Dreyer & Reinbold Racing

Chevrolet

81

Ben Hanley

DragonSpeed USA

DragonSpeed USA

Chevrolet

88

Colton Herta

Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana

Andretti Harding Steinbrenner Autosport

Honda

98

Marco Andretti

U.S. Concrete / Curb

Andretti Herta Autosport w/ Marco & Curb-Agajanian

Honda