Though it is still roughly two months away, the public has been feeling the hype of the upcoming Indy 500 event. If you are a diehard fan of Indy 500, you could be following up the official news and updates on the entry list. Traditionally, Indy 500 took 33 cars to the race. Then it improved n 2018 by 35 entries. With the big possibility, it could make around 38 drivers on the spot.
Folks have known a significant portion of the field for the big race. But we still have the questions about the extra entries. And it is nice to discuss this topic. You could see the latest information on the official page of the Indy 500. There is still space to be filled by the new racers. While these are for the unconfirmed drivers, many people believe that Arrow Schmidt Peterson will have Oriol Servia name on the entry list. The other candidates are Jay Howard, Katherine Legge, and Stefan Wilson.
There are many possibilities to drive the car at Indy. Not to mention that some or all of the races leading up to May.
Fans wouldn’t be expecting to see the return of third Foyt car this year. Sage Karam could also go back to Dennis Reinbold’s two-car Chevy program.
Although there have been many speculations, we can rest assured that the unconfirmed entries are all solid and possibly happening.
There are three remaining unconfirmed cars which come with Harding Steinbrenner Racing’s second Honda. So, folks are wondering who is going to fill the seat for it. The public considers Carlos Munoz to fill the position. But it is still beyond the question since the HSR has downsized the plans to field a single entry for Colton Herta.
Meanwhile, Juncos can make an appearance if it can secure the budget. Juncos Racing Pair of Chevy-powered cars is also the candidate of the unconfirmed car. Though the public has high expectation on the team, it has only confirmed one car for Kyle Kaiser at the Circuit of The Americas. For those who remember, Kaiser made a good impression on his 500 debuts last year with Juncos. Of course, they managed to secure the budget. But for the second Juncos Chevy, it is still in discussion.
If 38 is still not enough number, here is good news. There is always a possibility of Andretti Autosport that would make the sixth car available. If it happens, there will be 39 cars on the entry list. There’s still enough time for the final entries. So, be prepared for the upcoming surprises.