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2005 Indy 500 Entry List

April 13, 2005

The race for the Borg-Warner Trophy is on, as an interesting mix of three former winners, five IRL IndyCar® Series champions and eight event rookies are included on the entry list for the 89th Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 29.

Buddy Lazier, Helio Castroneves and defending champion Buddy Rice are the three past Indy winners on the entry list for the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing." There are 36 entries for the 33-car field, with 33 drivers named to those entries. A total of 69 cars, including backup cars, are listed on the entries.

The 89th Indianapolis 500 is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. (EDT, noon local) Sunday, May 29 and will be broadcast live on ABC Sports and the IMS Radio Network. On-track activity starts Sunday, May 8 on indystar.com Opening Day.

This year's Indianapolis 500 features a variety of exciting changes designed to benefit fans and teams. Changes include:

.A new start time of one hour later than in past years. The new start time moves the event into a better time slot for national television viewers and also provides more time for hundreds of thousands of race fans to arrive at the track on Race Day morning.

.A new qualifying format that produces bumping on each day of qualifying. There also will be a return to the traditional four days of qualifying, expanding from the three days of recent years. MBNA Pole Day is scheduled for Saturday, May 14, with Rubber Queen Second Day Qualifying on Sunday, May 15, Third Day Qualifying on Saturday, May 21 and Bump Day on Sunday, May 22.

.A new date for Miller Lite Carb Day, which shifts to Friday, May 27 from its past Thursday date. The Futaba Freedom 100 also moves to Miller Lite Carb Day, a new date for that Menards Infiniti Pro Series race.

.A new schedule for practice days, with on-track activity taking place from noon-6 p.m. each day except for May 8-9, one hour less of track time per day than in past years.

.A new schedule for the Rookie Orientation Program, which returns to its traditional Month of May slot, as ROP will take place during the first two days of practice, May 8-9.

Rice will attempt to become just the sixth driver to win the Borg-Warner Trophy as race winner for two consecutive years. He will drive the No. 15 Rahal Letterman Racing Argent Pioneer Panoz/Honda/Firestone.

One of those winners of two consecutive races, Castroneves, returns in the No. 3 Marlboro Team Penske Dallara/Toyota/Firestone. 2001-02 Indy winner Castroneves also will attempt to join an elite club, becoming only the ninth driver to win the race three times.

1996 race winner and 2000 IndyCar Series champion Lazier will drive for two-time series champion Panther Racing this year in the No. 95 Panther/Jonathan Byrd's/ESPN 950 AM Dallara/Chevrolet/Firestone.

Other past series champions named to entries include Tony Kanaan (2004) in the No. 11 Team 7-Eleven Dallara/Honda/Firestone, Scott Dixon (2003) in the No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Panoz/Toyota/Firestone, Sam Hornish Jr. (2001-02) in the No. 6 Marlboro Team Penske Dallara/Toyota/Firestone and Scott Sharp (1996) in the No. 8 Delphi Panoz/Honda/Firestone.

Among the rookies is Danica Patrick in the No. 16 Rahal Letterman Racing Argent Pioneer Panoz/Honda/Firestone. She will attempt to become just the fourth woman to race in the Indianapolis 500, following Janet Guthrie, Lyn St. James and Sarah Fisher.

Another rookie named to an entry is defending Champ Car World Series champion Sebastien Bourdais, who is part of the first two-car entry from Newman Haas Racing at Indy since 1995.

Bourdais will drive the No. 37 Newman Haas Racing Team Centrix Panoz/Honda/Firestone alongside his teammate, 2002 MBNA Pole winner Bruno Junqueira, who will drive the No. 36 Newman Haas Racing Team Centrix Panoz/Honda/Firestone.

Five past Indianapolis 500 JPMorgan Chase Bank Rookies of the Year will attempt to qualify: Kosuke Matsuura (2004) in the No. 55 Panasonic ARTA Panoz/Honda/Firestone, Alex Barron (co-2002) in the No. 51 Red Bull Cheever Racing Dallara/Toyota/Firestone, Tomas Scheckter (co-2002) in the No. 4 Pennzoil Panther Dallara/Chevrolet/Firestone, Castroneves (2001) and Jeff Ward (1997) in the No. 22 Vision Racing Dallara/Toyota/Firestone.

Defending IndyCar Series champion Andretti Green Racing entered eight cars, more than any other team. Entering six cars apiece were A.J. Foyt Enterprises, Marlboro Team Penske, Panther Racing, Rahal Letterman Racing and Target Chip Ganassi Racing. Fernandez Racing is connected to six entries, two apiece for Delphi Fernandez Racing, Mo Nunn Fernandez Racing and Super Aguri Fernandez Racing.

The most prevalent chassis manufacturer among the entries is Dallara with 39. Toyota is the most prominent engine, with 28. All cars will use Firestone tires.

ENTRY SUMMARY

DRIVERS (33)

Former race winners (3): Helio Castroneves (2001, 2002), Buddy Lazier (1996), Buddy Rice (2004).

Former MBNA Pole winners (4): Helio Castroneves (2003), Bruno Junqueira (2002), Buddy Rice (2004), Scott Sharp (2001).

Former JPMorgan Chase Bank Rookies of the Year (5): Alex Barron (2002), Helio Castroneves (2001), Kosuke Matsuura (2004), Tomas Scheckter (2002), Jeff Ward (1997).

Rookies (8): Sebastien Bourdais, Ryan Briscoe, Jeff Bucknum, Patrick Carpentier, Paul Dana, Tomas Enge, Scott Mayer, Danica Patrick.

U.S. born (16): Alex Barron, Jeff Bucknum, Ed Carpenter, Paul Dana, A.J. Foyt IV, Larry Foyt, Richie Hearn, Bryan Herta, Sam Hornish Jr., Buddy Lazier, Jaques Lazier, Scott Mayer, Danica Patrick, Buddy Rice, Scott Sharp, Roger Yasukawa.

Foreign born (17): Sebastien Bourdais, France; Ryan Briscoe, Australia; Patrick Carpentier, Canada; Helio Castroneves, Brazil; Scott Dixon, New Zealand; Tomas Enge, Czech Republic; Adrian Fernandez, Mexico; Dario Franchitti, Scotland; Bruno Junqueira, Brazil; Tony Kanaan, Brazil; Darren Manning, England; Kosuke Matsuura, Japan; Vitor Meira, Brazil; Marty Roth, Canada; Tomas Scheckter, South Africa; Jeff Ward, Scotland; Dan Wheldon, England.

Youngest: A.J. Foyt IV, 20.

Oldest: Marty Roth, 46.

Most previous starts: Buddy Lazier, 12.

CARS (69)

Chassis: Dallara 39, Panoz 27, TBA 3.

Engines: Toyota 28, Honda 26, Chevrolet 11, TBA 4.

Car

Driver

Hometown

Car Name

C/E/T

Entrant

Chief Mechanic

2

Tomas Enge (R)

Liberec, Czech Republic

ROCKSTAR Panther Racing

D/C/F

Panther Racing

Steve Namisnak

2T

Tomas Enge (R)

Liberec, Czech Republic

ROCKSTAR Panther Racing

D/C/F

Panther Racing

Steve Namisnak

3

Helio Castroneves (W)

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Marlboro Team Penske

D/T/F

Marlboro Team Penske

Rick Rinaman

3T

Helio Castroneves (W)

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Marlboro Team Penske

D/T/F

Marlboro Team Penske

Rick Rinaman

4

Tomas Scheckter

Cape Town, South Africa

Pennzoil Panther

D/C/F

Panther Racing

Eric Haverson

4T

Tomas Scheckter

Cape Town, South Africa

Pennzoil Panther

D/C/F

Panther Racing

Eric Haverson

5

Adrián Fernández

Mexico City

Investment Properties Of America

P/H/F

Mo Nunn Fernandez Racing

Tim Broyles

5T

Adrián Fernández

Mexico City

Investment Properties Of America

P/H/F

Mo Nunn Fernandez Racing

Tim Broyles

6

Sam Hornish Jr.

Defiance, Ohio

Marlboro Team Penske

D/T/F

Marlboro Team Penske

Matt Jonsson

6T

Sam Hornish Jr.

Defiance, Ohio

Marlboro Team Penske

D/T/F

Marlboro Team Penske

Matt Jonsson

7

Bryan Herta

Valencia, Calif.

XM Satellite Radio

D/H/F

Andretti Green Racing

Jeff Grahn

7T

Bryan Herta

Valencia, Calif.

XM Satellite Radio

D/H/F

Andretti Green Racing

Jeff Grahn

8

Scott Sharp

Norwalk, Conn.

Delphi

P/H/F

Delphi Fernandez Racing

Tony Leith

8T

Scott Sharp

Norwalk, Conn.

Delphi

P/H/F

Delphi Fernandez Racing

Tony Leith

9

Scott Dixon

Auckland, New Zealand

Target Chip Ganassi Racing

P/T/F

Target Chip Ganassi Racing

Sean Hanrahan

9T

Scott Dixon

Auckland, New Zealand

Target Chip Ganassi Racing

P/T/F

Target Chip Ganassi Racing

Sean Hanrahan

10

Darren Manning

North Yorkshire, England

Target Chip Ganassi Racing

P/T/F

Target Chip Ganassi Racing

Dave Higuera

10T

Darren Manning

North Yorkshire, England

Target Chip Ganassi Racing

P/T/F

Target Chip Ganassi Racing

Dave Higuera

11

Tony Kanaan

Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Team 7-Eleven

D/H/F

Andretti Green Racing

Jeff Simon

11T

Tony Kanaan

Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Team 7-Eleven

D/H/F

Andretti Green Racing

Jeff Simon

14

A.J. Foyt IV

Hockley, Texas

A.J. Foyt Racing

D/T/F

A.J. Foyt Enterprises

Bill Spencer

14T

A.J. Foyt IV

Hockley, Texas

A.J. Foyt Racing

D/T/F

A.J. Foyt Enterprises

Bill Spencer

15

Buddy Rice (W)

Phoenix

Rahal Letterman Racing Argent Pioneer

P/H/F

Rahal Letterman Racing

Ricardo Nault

15T

Buddy Rice (W)

Phoenix

Rahal Letterman Racing Argent Pioneer

P/H/F

Rahal Letterman Racing

Ricardo Nault

16

Danica Patrick (R)

Roscoe, Ill.

Rahal Letterman Racing Argent Pioneer

P/H/F

Rahal Letterman Racing

Ed Daood

16T

Danica Patrick (R)

Roscoe, Ill.

Rahal Letterman Racing Argent Pioneer

P/H/F

Rahal Letterman Racing

Ed Daood

17

Vitor Meira

Brasilia, Brazil

Rahal Letterman Menards Johns Manville

P/H/F

Rahal Letterman Racing

Greg Cates

17T

Vitor Meira

Brasilia, Brazil

Rahal Letterman Menards Johns Manville

P/H/F

Rahal Letterman Racing

Greg Cates

18

TBA

TBA

PDM Racing

D/C/F

PDM Racing

TBA

18T

TBA

TBA

PDM Racing

TBA

PDM Racing

TBA

20

Ed Carpenter

Indianapolis

Vision Racing

D/T/F

Vision Racing

Kevin Kukulewicz

20T

Ed Carpenter

Indianapolis

Vision Racing

D/T/F

Vision Racing

Kevin Kukulewicz

21

Jaques Lazier

Vail, Colo.

Playa DEL Racing

P/T/F

Playa DEL Racing

Clark Drake

21T

Jaques Lazier

Vail, Colo.

Playa DEL Racing

P/T/F

Playa DEL Racing

Clark Drake

22

Jeff Ward

Newport Beach, Calif.

Vision Racing

D/T/F

Vision Racing

Kevin Kukulewicz

22T

Jeff Ward

Newport Beach, Calif.

Vision Racing

D/T/F

Vision Racing

Kevin Kukulewicz

24

Roger Yasukawa

Los Angeles

Dreyer & Reinbold Racing

D/H/F

Dreyer & Reinbold Racing

Brian Franzosi

24T

Roger Yasukawa

Los Angeles

Dreyer & Reinbold Racing

D/H/F

Dreyer & Reinbold Racing

Brian Franzosi

25

Marty Roth

Toronto

Roth Racing

D/TBA/F

Roth Racing

Rick Duman

26

Dan Wheldon

Emberton, England

Klein Tools/Jim Beam

D/H/F

Andretti Green Racing

Mike Horvath

26T

Dan Wheldon

Emberton, England

Klein Tools/Jim Beam

D/H/F

Andretti Green Racing

Mike Horvath

27

Dario Franchitti

Edinburgh, Scotland

ArcaEx

D/H/F

Andretti Green Racing

Dave Popielarz

27T

Dario Franchitti

Edinburgh, Scotland

ArcaEx

D/H/F

Andretti Green Racing

Dave Popielarz

33

Ryan Briscoe (R)

Sydney, Australia

Target Chip Ganassi Racing

P/T/F

Target Chip Ganassi Racing

Ricky Davis

33T

Ryan Briscoe (R)

Sydney, Australia

Target Chip Ganassi Racing

P/T/F

Target Chip Ganassi Racing

Ricky Davis

36

Bruno Junqueira

Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Newman Haas Racing Team Centrix

P/H/F

Newman Haas Racing Team Centrix

Mark Shambarger

36T

Bruno Junqueira

Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Newman Haas Racing Team Centrix

P/H/F

Newman Haas Racing Team Centrix

Mark Shambarger

37

Sebastien Bourdais (R)

Le Mans, France

Newman Haas Racing Team Centrix

P/H/F

Newman Haas Racing Team Centrix

Mark Shambarger

41

Scott Mayer (R)

Franklin, Wis.

ABC Supply Co. Inc.

D/T/F

A.J. Foyt Enterprises

TBA

41T

Scott Mayer (R)

Franklin, Wis.

ABC Supply Co. Inc.

D/T/F

A.J. Foyt Enterprises

TBA

44

Jeff Bucknum (R)

Glendale, Calif.

Investment Properties Of America

D/H/F

Dreyer & Reinbold Racing

Dan Miller

48

Larry Foyt

Houston

A.J. Foyt Racing

P/T/F

A.J. Foyt Enterprises

Craig Baranouski

48T

Larry Foyt

Houston

A.J. Foyt Racing

P/T/F

A.J. Foyt Enterprises

Craig Baranouski

51

Alex Barron

Menifee, Calif.

Red Bull Cheever Racing

D/T/F

Red Bull Cheever Racing

Craig McCain

51T

Alex Barron

Menifee, Calif.

Red Bull Cheever Racing

D/T/F

Red Bull Cheever Racing

Craig McCain

55

Kosuke Matsuura

Aichi, Japan

Panasonic ARTA

P/H/F

Super Aguri Fernandez Racing

Don Lambert

55T

Kosuke Matsuura

Aichi, Japan

Panasonic ARTA

P/H/F

Super Aguri Fernandez Racing

Don Lambert

70

Richie Hearn

Glendale, Calif.

Meijer/Coca-Cola Racing Special

P/C/F

Sam Schmidt Motorsports

Chris Griffis

70T

Richie Hearn

Glendale, Calif.

Meijer/Coca-Cola Racing Special

P/C/F

Sam Schmidt Motorsports

Chris Griffis

83

Patrick Carpentier (R)

La Salle, Quebec

Red Bull Cheever Racing

D/T/F

Red Bull Cheever Racing

Rhodri Griffiths

83T

Patrick Carpentier (R)

La Salle, Quebec

Red Bull Cheever Racing

D/T/F

Red Bull Cheever Racing

Rhodri Griffiths

91

Paul Dana (R)

St. Louis

Ethanol Hemelgarn Racing

D/T/F

Ethanol Hemelgarn Racing

Pat Jordan

91T

Paul Dana (R)

St. Louis

Ethanol Hemelgarn Racing

D/T/F

Ethanol Hemelgarn Racing

Pat Jordan

95

Buddy Lazier (W)

Vail, Colo.

Panther/Jonathan Byrd’s/ESPN 950 AM

D/C/F

Panther Racing

TBA

95T

Buddy Lazier (W)

Vail, Colo.

Panther/Jonathan Byrd’s/ESPN 950 AM

D/C/F

Panther Racing

TBA

98

TBA

TBA

CURB/Agajanian/Beck Motorsports

D/C/F

CURB/Agajanian/Beck Motorsports

TBA

98T

TBA

TBA

CURB/Agajanian/Beck Motorsports

D/C/F

CURB/Agajanian/Beck Motorsports

TBA

TBA

TBA

TBA

Marlboro Team Penske

TBA

Marlboro Team Penske

TBA

TBA-T

TBA

TBA

Marlboro Team Penske

TBA

Marlboro Team Penske

TBA

 

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