- Jacques Villeneuve will attempt to make Indianapolis 500 starts 19 years apart, bettering Cy Marshall & Roland Free's 17-year gap set in 1947.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Scheckter Confirmed For The '500'

After announcing the entry months ago, KV Racing Technology, SH Racing, and REDLINE Extreme formally announced today the signing of Tomas Scheckter to pilot the teams 2011 Indianapolis 500 #07 entry.

"I am excited to be competing with this team for my 10th Indianapolis 500," said Scheckter. "The Indianapolis 500 is the greatest race in the world, and from my first time here in 2002, I have wanted to win this race. I believe that this organization will provide me with a great opportunity to reach that goal."

Competing for Cheever, Ganassi, Panther, Vision, Luczo Dragon, Coyne, Dreyer & Reinbold, and Conquest over his 9-year IZOD IndyCar Series career, KVRT-SH Racing will mark the 30-year-olds 9th team.

Although the first official entry for this year's 100th Anniversary '500', Scheckter marks the 31st confirmed car-driver combination. All entries for the May event are due by April 6th.

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