2019 Unofficial IndyCar Entry List

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Below is the unofficial IndyCar entry list for 2019 showing confirmed drivers and cars only.

Team changes

  • On September 19, 2018, it was announced that George Michael Steinbrenner IV's Steinbrenner Racing would join forces with Harding Racing to form a new two-car team under the name Harding Steinbrenner Racing.
  • Meyer Shank Racing will compete in at least six races and expects to add four additional races for a total of ten in the 2019 season with driver Jack Harvey.
  • On October 17, 2018, it was announced that Ed Carpenter Racing and Scuderia Corsa would team up to field Ed Jones in all road and street course events and the Indianapolis 500.
  • On November 10, 2018 it was announced that McLaren Racing would return to the IndyCar Series at the 2019 Indianapolis 500 with Fernando Alonso behind the wheel. On November 26, 2018, it was revealed that McLaren's entry would be powered by Chevrolet.
  • On December 6, 2018 it was also announced that Harding Steinbrenner Racing will switch to Honda engines from 2019 season beyond after spending two seasons with Chevrolet engines.
  • On December 17, 2018, it was announced that DragonSpeed would make their IndyCar debut in 2019, in a 5-race program including the 2019 Indianapolis 500. The entry will be powered by Chevrolet and piloted by Ben Hanley, who will make his IndyCar debut along with the team.

Driver changes

  • After both running the final race of the 2018 season at Sonoma with Harding Racing, 2018 Indy Lights champion Patricio O'Ward and runner-up Colton Herta will run the full season with the new partnership of Harding Steinbrenner Racing.
  • On September 28, 2018, Chip Ganassi Racing announced that they had signed Felix Rosenqvist to drive for the team during the 2019 season. He will replace Ed Jones in the No. 10 car.
  • On October 17, 2018, Ed Carpenter Racing announced Ed Jones would replace Jordan King driving the No. 20 car on road courses and street circuits. Jones will also drive the No. 64 car in the Indianapolis 500 as Ed Carpenter will continue driving the No. 20 car on ovals.
  • On October 30, 2018, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports announced that Formula One driver Marcus Ericsson would join the team for the 2019 season to replace the seriously injured Robert Wickens, though Ericsson will be racing the No. 7 car instead of Wickens' No. 6, which remains open "when he wants and is able to return".
  • On November 14, 2018, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing announced that Jordan King would join the team for the Indianapolis 500.
No. Driver(s) Nat Team Engine Round(s)
4 Matheus Leist Brazil A. J. Foyt Enterprises Chevrolet All
14 Tony Kanaan Brazil A. J. Foyt Enterprises Chevrolet All
26 Zach Veach USA Andretti Autosport Honda All
27 Alexander Rossi USA Andretti Autosport Honda All
28 Ryan Hunter-Reay USA Andretti Autosport Honda All
98 Marco Andretti USA Andretti Herta Autosport* Honda All
59 Max Chilton England Carlin Chevrolet All
TBA TBA Carlin Chevrolet All
TBA TBA Carlin Chevrolet TBA
9 Scott Dixon NZ Chip Ganassi Racing Honda All
10 Felix Rosenqvist(R) Sweden Chip Ganassi Racing Honda All
19 Santino Ferrucci(R) USA Dale Coyne Racing Honda All
18 Sebastien Bourdais France Dale Coyne Racing** Honda All
TBA Ben Hanley(R) England DragonSpeed Chevrolet St P, LB, Indy, RA, M-O
21 Spencer Pigot USA Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet All
20 Ed Carpenter USA Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet Ovals Only
20 Ed Jones Dubai Ed Carpenter/Scuderia Corsa Chevrolet Non-Ovals
64 Ed Jones Dubai Ed Carpenter/Scuderia Corsa Chevrolet Indy 500
8 Patricio O'Ward(R) Mexico Harding Steinbrenner Honda All
88 Colton Herta(R) USA Harding Steinbrenner Honda All
TBA TBA TBA Juncos Racing Chevrolet TBA
TBA TBA TBA Juncos Racing Chevrolet TBA
TBA Fernando Alonso Spain McLaren Racing Chevrolet Indy 500
60 Jack Harvey England Meyer Shank Racing*** Honda TBA
15 Graham Rahal USA Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda All
30 Takuma Sato Japan Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda All
TBA Jordan King England Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda Indy 500
5 James Hinchcliffe Canada Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda All
7 Marcus Ericsson(R) Sweden Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda All
2 Josef Newgarden USA Team Penske Chevrolet All
3 Helio Castroneves Brazil Team Penske Chevrolet Indy 500
12 Will Power Australia Team Penske Chevrolet All
22 Simon Pagenaud France Team Penske Chevrolet All

*w/ Marco Andretti & Curb-Agajanian
**with Vasser Sullivan
***with Schmidt Peterson

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