Tracy won't be there (but I bet you he'll be walking around with a Helmet). Hamilton won't be there.
I wonder if the low number of entries prompt some teams to pull out a car on Bump Day. There are certainly drivers walking around that can put it in the field over the talent that will be fighting for spot #33 now.
At the same time, how does that work with engine leasing? Do you pay for the whole month? Or at that point can Honda/Checy start handing out engines like Candy since all they've got to do is get through Carb day? Will the elevated Firestone prics have an effect?
I love how on TF a month ago there was WAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH WERE NOT GONNA HAVE 33 AT INDY
and now its, WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH WE WONT HAVE 40 AT INDY
The "STFU and wait" approach isn't all that common here is it?
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Seems like it will be hard to qualify a T car without an engine. My understanding is there's a lot more Dallaras than engines.
I wonder what Bryan Clauson's sponsors are going to be for the race. He has a notable connection to CURB/Agajanian, who sponsor his sprint car and were also a part of BHA last year at Indy. Wouldn't be surprised to see those names play a big part on the #39 car in May.
If I were Ed Carpenter and you were a lady...
Glad to see that there's a full field +1 for the "500." I think their might be a surprise 35th entry.
Feels weird not to see Dan's name on the entry list.
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why isn't Clauson listed as a rookie? Typo?
Keep in mind with the ECR entry: Fuzzy's sponsored Rice at Panther last year. Wouldn't be surprised if it's Rice or nothing.
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Really happy to see Bryan offically entered into the 500. I love the fact they are using his midget number too.
It's not exactly the Mexican branch of Office Depot Grupo Gigante operates the Office Depots in Mexico as part of a licensing/franchising deal, and apparently has been getting their buts handed to them over the last couple years, having sold off Gigante and all those stores so it's surprising to see them back spending money. If anything it would show that there is still milage in the Jourdain name. Ah, the joys of having a half-Mexican boyfriend.