Indianapolis 500 Entry List Revealed

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Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS/John Cote Photo)

Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS/John Cote Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS — Four past winners and four IZOD IndyCar Series champions are among the drivers named to the 40 entries filed for the 2010 Indianapolis 500 May 30 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Seventy-eight cars comprise the 40 entries. It’s the second consecutive year with 40 entries on the list, the most entries since 2002. It’s also the seventh consecutive year in which the number of entries has climbed or held steady.

Defending Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves (2001-02, 2009) leads the list of past winners, which also includes Scott Dixon (2008), Dario Franchitti (2007) and Dan Wheldon (2005). Castroneves will attempt to become just the fourth four-time winner in the illustrious history of the race, joining A.J. Foyt, Al Unser and Rick Mears.

Series champions include Dixon (2003, 2008), Franchitti (2007, 2009), Tony Kanaan (2004) and Wheldon (2005).

Thirty-four drivers have been named to the 40 entries filed this year for the 33 starting spots in the world’s most prestigious auto race.

Four women could start in the Indianapolis 500 for the first time, as 2005 Chase Rookie of the Year Danica Patrick, Milka Duno, Sarah Fisher and Simona De Silvestro were named to entries.

Six drivers comprise a strong rookie crop: Firestone Indy Lights champion Jay Howard, Firestone Indy Lights race winners Mario Romancini and Saavedra, former Formula One driver Takuma Sato, and IZOD IndyCar Series rookie regulars Bertrand Baguette and De Silvestro.

Andretti Autosport is involved in five entries, more than any other team. The team, which won the 2005 and 2007 Indianapolis 500, filed four entries and is co-entrant along with NASCAR legend Richard Petty on another entry.

Car No. Driver Sponsor/Team
2 Raphael Matos HP/de Ferran Dragon Racing
2T Raphael Matos HP/de Ferran Dragon Racing
3 Helio Castroneves Team Penske
3T Helio Castroneves Team Penske
4 Dan Wheldon National Guard/Panther Racing
4T Dan Wheldon National Guard/Panther Racing
5 Takuma Sato (R) Lotus/KV Racing Technology
5T Takuma Sato (R) Lotus/KV Racing Technology
6 Ryan Briscoe Team Penske
6T Ryan Briscoe Team Penske
7 Danica Patrick Team GoDaddy.com/Andretti Autosport
7T Danica Patrick Team GoDaddy.com/Andretti Autosport
8 E.J. Viso PDVSA-Jet Aviation/KV Racing Technology
8T E.J. Viso PDVSA-Jet Aviation/KV Racing Technology
9 Scott Dixon Target Chip Ganassi Racing
9T Scott Dixon Target Chip Ganassi Racing
10 Dario Franchitti Target Chip Ganassi Racing
10T Dario Franchitti Target Chip Ganassi Racing
11 Tony Kanaan Team 7-Eleven/Andretti Autosport
11T Tony Kanaan Team 7-Eleven/Andretti Autosport
12 Will Power Verizon/Team Penske
12T Will Power Verizon/Team Penske
14 Vitor Meira ABC Supply Co./A.J. Foyt Enterprises
14T Vitor Meira ABC Supply Co./A.J. Foyt Enterprises
15 Paul Tracy Geico/KV Racing Technology
15T Paul Tracy Geico/KV Racing Technology
16 TBA A.J. Foyt Enterprises
16T TBA A.J. Foyt Enterprises
17 TBA Rahal Letterman Racing
17T TBA Rahal Letterman Racing
18 Milka Duno Citgo/Dale Coyne Racing
18T Milka Duno Citgo/Dale Coyne Racing
19 Alex Lloyd Boy Scouts of America/Dale Coyne Racing
19T Alex Lloyd Boy Scouts of America/Dale Coyne Racing
20 Ed Carpenter Panther Racing
20T Ed Carpenter Panther Racing
21 Davey Hamilton HP/de Ferran Dragon Racing
21T Davey Hamilton HP/de Ferran Dragon Racing
22 Justin Wilson Team Z-Line Designs/Dreyer & Reinbold Racing
22T Justin Wilson Team Z-Line Designs/Dreyer & Reinbold Racing
23 TBA Dreyer & Reinbold Racing
23T TBA Dreyer & Reinbold Racing
24 Mike Conway Dreyer & Reinbold Racing
24T Mike Conway Dreyer & Reinbold Racing
25 TBA Dreyer & Reinbold Racing
25T TBA Dreyer & Reinbold Racing
26 Marco Andretti Team Venom Energy/Andretti Autosport
26T Marco Andretti Team Venom Energy/Andretti Autosport
27 TBA AFS Racing
29 Sebastian Saavedra (R) William Rast/Bryan Herta Autosport
32 Mario Moraes KV Racing Technology
32T Mario Moraes KV Racing Technology
33 Bruno Junqueira FAZZT Race Team
33T Bruno Junqueira FAZZT Race Team
34 Mario Romancini (R) Conquest Racing
34T Mario Romancini (R) Conquest Racing
36 Bertrand Baguette (R) Conquest Racing
36T Bertrand Baguette (R) Conquest Racing
37 Ryan Hunter-Reay Team IZOD/Andretti Autosport
37T Ryan Hunter-Reay Team IZOD/Andretti Autosport
41 A.J. Foyt IV ABC Supply Co./A.J. Foyt Enterprises
41T A.J. Foyt IV ABC Supply Co./A.J. Foyt Enterprises
43 John Andretti Team Window World/Richard Petty/Andretti Autosport
43T John Andretti Team Window World/Richard Petty/Andretti Autosport
66 Jay Howard (R) Service Central/Sarah Fisher Racing
66T Jay Howard (R) Service Central/Sarah Fisher Racing
67 Sarah Fisher Dollar General/Sarah Fisher Racing
67T Sarah Fisher Dollar General/Sarah Fisher Racing
77 Alex Tagliani FAZZT Race Team
77T Alex Tagliani FAZZT Race Team
78 Simona De Silvestro (R) Team Stargate Worlds/HVM Racing
78T Simona De Silvestro (R) Team Stargate Worlds/HVM Racing
98 TBA CURB/Agajanian/Team 3G
98T TBA CURB/Agajanian/Team 3G
99 Townsend Bell Herbalife/Ganassi/Schmidt Racing
99T Townsend Bell Herbalife/Ganassi/Schmidt Racing
06 Hideki Mutoh Formula Dream/Panasonic/Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing
06T Hideki Mutoh Formula Dream/Panasonic/Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing