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

Thursday, April 19, 2012

2012 Indy 500 Entry List

34 cars including 3 former winners (Castroneves, Franchitti, Dixon) have entered the 96th running of the Indianapolis 500. 7 Rookies are also attempting to make the field including Katherine Legge, Rubens Barrichello, James Jakes, Wade Cunningham, Josef Newgarden, Bryan Clauson, and Simon Pagenaud.

30 of the 34 rides have a confirmed driver leaving 4 TBA entries. Those yet to be announced rides are:

#21 - Chevy - TBD - TBD - Ed Carpenter Racing
#45 - Honda - TBD - TBD - Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
#99 - Honda - TBD - TBD - Sam Schmidt Motorsports
#TBA - Lotus - TBD - TBD - Lotus-Newman Haas Racing


The full entry list for the 2012 Indianapolis 500...

#2 - Chevy - Ryan Briscoe - Sydney, Australia - Team Penske
#3 - Chevy - Helio Castroneves - Sao Paulo, Brazil - Team Penske
#4 - Chevy - JR Hildebrand - Sausalito, California -  Panther Racing
#5 - Chevy - EJ Viso - Carcas, Venezuela - KV Racing Technology
#6 - Lotus - Katherine Legge (R) - Guildford, England - Lotus-Dragon Racing
#7 - Lotus - Sebastien Bourdais - Le Mans, France - Lotus-Dragon Racing
#8 - Chevy - Rubens Barrichello (R) - Sao Paulo, Brazil - KV Racing Technology
#9 - Honda - Scott Dixon - Auckland, New Zealand - Target Chip Ganassi Racing
#10 - Honda - Dario Franchitti - Edinburgh, Scotland - Target Chip Ganassi Racing
#11 - Chevy - Tony Kanaan - Salvador, Brazil - KV Racing Technology
#12 - Chevy - Will Power - Toowoomba, Australia - Team Penske
#14 - Honda - Mike Conway - Bromley, England - A.J. Foyt Racing
#15 - Honda - Takuma Sato - Tokyo, Japan - Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
#17 - Chevy - Sebastian Saavedra - Bogota, Colombia - AFS/Andretti Autosport
#18 - Honda - Justin Wilson - Sheffield, England - Dale Coyne Racing
#19 - Honda - James Jakes (R) - Leeds, England - Dale Coyne Racing
#20 - Chevy - Ed Carpenter - Indianapolis, Indiana - Ed Carpenter Racing
#21 - Chevy - TBD - TBD - Ed Carpenter Racing
#22 - Lotus - Oriol Servia - Pals, Spain - Lotus-DRR
#25 - Chevy - Ana Beatriz - Sao Paulo, Brazil - Andretti Autosport/Conquest Racing
#26 - Chevy - Marco Andretti - Nazareth, Pa. - Andretti Autosport
#28 - Chevy - Ryan Hunter-Reay - Boca Raton, Fla - Andretti Autosport
#27 - Chevy - James Hinchcliffe - Toronto - Andretti Autosport
#38 - Honda - Graham Rahal - New Albany, Ohio - SC Chip Ganassi Racing
#39 - Honda - Bryan Clauson (R) - Noblesville, Ind - SFHR
#41 - Honda - Wade Cunningham (R) - Auckland, New Zealand - A.J. Foyt Racing
#67 - Honda - Josef Newgarden (R) - Hendersonville, Tenn. - SFHR
#45 - Honda - TBD - TBD - Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
#77 - Honda - Simon Pagenaud (R) - Poitiers, France - SHM
#78 - Lotus - Simona De Silvestro - Thun, Switzerland - Lotus-HVM Racing
#83 - Honda - Charlie Kimball - Camarillo, Calif. - NN Chip Ganassi Racing
#98 - Lotus - Alex Tagliani - Lachenaie, Canada - Bryan Herta Autosport
#99 - Honda - TBD - TBD - Sam Schmidt Motorsports
#TBA - Lotus - TBD - TBD - Lotus-Newman Haas Racing


NOTES:


Chevy Entries - 14
Honda Entries - 14
Lotus Entries - 6

- 13 countries representing: Australia, Brazil, Venezuela, England, United States, France, New Zealand,      Scotland, Japan, Colombia, Spain, Canada, Switzerland
- 8 Americans representing: California, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio, and Tennessee
- 4 pole winners (Castroneves, Kanaan, Dixon, Tagliani)
- Youngest - Josef Newgarden, 21
- Oldest - Rubens Barrichello, 39 (Turns 40 before Race Day)
- Most previous starts - Helio Castroneves, 11





2 comments:

  1. I was born and raised on 11th street sixty years ago. This saddens me greatly to see my namesake have only 30 drivers entered. If my memory still works, there used to be 90 cars entered. Bump day was a fan favorite. Scotty Brayton pulling his 2nd fastest qualified car out to beat Arie. Then we loose him in practice. My stop watch was running on him when he didn't come back around. Let it run the rest of the month. Only 8 Americans! VERY SAD. I blame Tony George and his "Corporation Seeking" strategy. He wined and dined major corporations. He built a Gestapo type security force and let most of the veteran, friendly, Gold Badges go. "If fans come, corporations will follow." Corporations will leave if it's not a marketable venue.

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    1. Rick, don't be an idiot! My son has raced at Indy at nine yrs of age in a quarter midget under usac. The problem isn't Tony George, it's the idiot president we have. Stands aren't full in any form of racing and my son isn't racing right now due to the obamanation of this country. Get out and vote and racing will get better!!! Dr. Wayne Rice

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