Friday, March 31, 2017

INDY 500: Race is On to Filler-up' the 2017 Grid

As it'll be amazing if we get to 34-cars vowing to contest the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 this May 28th.

With the demise of KV Racing Technology, who fielded three cars at Mother Speedway last May, Indy 500 "Only" Drivers are busy searching for rides, with the addition of two new teams possibly fielding three Dallara DW12's this May, potentially making a wash for number of missing entries.

As Larry Curry's reportedly managed to get the Harding Group to Pony up for two new Dallara's for Gabby Chaves, as they'll work out of the Dreyer & Reinbold Racing shop in collabouration with DRR's one car entry for Sage Dangerboy' Karam.

While Juncos Racing, who bought much of KVRT's assets will field at least one entry, and possibly two cars at Indianapolis during their IndyCar debut.

As Matthew Brabham, James Davison, Jack Harvey, Zach Veach, Stefan Wilson, and Gustavo Yacaman are the most probable candidates for the remaining seats available, with S-Squared', aka Sebastian Saavedra and Jeff Simmons names also being bandied about.

With Racer's Marshall Pruett noting the following team car counts two months prior to the 101th running at 16th and Georgetown being: A.J. Foyt Enterprises, (3) Andretti Autosport, (5) Chip Ganassi Racing, (4) Dale Coyne Racing, (3) Dreyer & Reinbold Racing (1) Ed Carpenter Racing, (2) Juncos Racing, (1) Larry Curry/Harding Group, (1) Lazier Partners,
(1) Penske Racing, (5) Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
(2) and Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. (3)

As the above equals 30 contestants, with Foyt & Andretti having one car apiece listed as TBA, with rumours of a potential fourth car at Coyne, and Juncos possibly fielding two entries...