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11/01/11
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Who will run which IndyCar engine in 2012 UPDATE #5 KV Racing made it official today, announcing their alliance with Chevrolet to power its Indy Cars in 2012.  The number of cars they will run was not announced.

11/01/11 Bryan Herta, whose team conducted the 2012 chassis tests on behalf of INDYCAR and Honda, has been linked with a Honda engine supply for 2012 (we had his team in the table below with Lotus, so it is updated) and to drivers ranging from Alex Tagliani to Sebastien Bourdais.

The accuracy of those rumors, according to Herta, will be known when all the contracts are signed and completed, but not a moment before.

"We’re close to making an announcement," he said. "We’ve followed our plan all along and we’ll keep following it. We don’t want to be the ones to put out press releases on what we might do or think we’ll do and then have it change. We’re working quietly behind the scenes preparing for next year and will announce our plans as soon as they’re solidified," he told Speedtv.com

10/28/11 KV Racing's Tony Kanaan will test a Chevy Powered 2012 IndyCar next Wednesday and Thursday at Indy with Dario Franchitti testing the Honda the same day.  If Kanaan is in a Chevy then that confirms in the table below that KV Racing will run with Chevy power in 2012.  We await the announcement.

10/07/11 As we showed below, Panther Racing will run Chevy engines per today's announcement - see hot news page.

09/24/11 Back on August 12th we predicted the Andretti team would run Chevy power in 2012 and this week it was confirmed.

Team

No. Cars Chevy Honda Lotus Notes
AJ Foyt Racing 1 or 2 Car team - 1 - Has ordered 2 cars
Andretti Green Racing 3-Car Team 3 - - 2 or 3 cars, Chevy Confirmed
Bryan Herta Autosport 1-car team - 1 - Assumed Honda
Conquest Racing 1-car team - - 1 Lotus.  Maybe a 2nd car
Dale Coyne Racing 2-car team - 2 - Will run Chevy or Honda
Dragon Racing 1-car team - - 1 Assumed Lotus
Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 2-car team - - 2 Lotus fairly certain
Sam Schmidt Motorsports 2-car team - 2 - 100% Sure
HVM Racing 1-car team - - 1 Lotus
KV Racing Technology 2 car team 2 - - Chevy Confirmed
Michael Shank Racing 1 car team - - 1 Have ordered new Dallara
Newman Haas Racing 2-car team - 2 - Confirmed
Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing 2-car team - 2 - Honda Confirmed
Panther Racing 1 or 2-car team 2 - - Chevy Confirmed on 10/7/11
Rahal Letterman Lanigan 1-car team - - 1 Lotus Assumed
Target Chip Ganassi Racing 2-car team - 2 - Honda Confirmed
Team Penske 3 car team 3 - - 3rd Car 90% Sure
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Totals

10 12 7 30-Cars possible
Honda: Single Turbo
Chevy and Lotus: Dual Turbos

08/12/11 Which IndyCar team will run which engine in 2012.  Only the ones in bold are definite.  The remainder is pure speculation:

Foyt Racing -->Honda
Andretti Autosport -->Chevy
Conquest Racing -->Unknown
Dale Coyne Racing -->Unknown
Dragon Racing -->Unknown
Dreyer & Reinbold Racing-->Unknown
FAZZT Racing/Sam Schmidt Motorsports
HVM Racing -->Unknown
KV Racing Technology -->Honda
Newman/Haas/Racing -->Honda
Rahal Letterman and/or Herta w/Sam Schmidt -->Honda
Panther Racing -->Chevy
Sarah Fisher Racing -->Chevy
Service Central Chip Ganassi Racing -->Honda
Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing -->Honda
Target Chip Ganassi Racing-->Honda
Team Penske -->Chevy

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