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04/10/09
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More than a full field expected at Indy
The entry list for next month's Indianapolis 500 will be announced early next week and it could have more than 40 car-and-driver combinations, including a ride for Scott Sharp with Panther Racing that was confirmed Thursday.  Brian Barnhart, the chief steward of the race, said he believes the final count will "end up about in the 35 to 36 category. And that will make for a pretty good field."

Sharp's deal to drive the No. 16 car with Patron sponsorship is the first of several that could be finalized in the next few days.

  • There were 22 cars at last weekend's season-opening race in St. Petersburg, Fla. All are expected at Indy.
  • Tomas Scheckter at Team 3G.
  • John Andretti at Dreyer & Reinbold 
  • A.J. Foyt IV at Foyt Racing.
  • Paul Tracy at KV Racing.
  • Sarah Fisher at Sarah Fisher Racing
  • A second car at Sarah Fisher Racing.
  • Alex Lloyd at Schmidt/Ganassi partnership.
  • Buddy Rice, Bruno Junqueira or Oriol Servia at Rahal Letterman Racing
  • One car at Hemelgarn Racing.
  • 2nd car at Conquest Racing
  • 2nd car at Dale Coyne racing
  • Marty Roth at Roth Racing
  • One car at Bryan Herta's team.
  • Franck Montagny at Andretti Green Racing
  • Helio Castroneves at Team Penske if he isn't in jail. Indy Star
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