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March 30, 2011

The Entry List for the 100th Anniversary Indy 500 Looks Promising

Filed under: The Disciple Blogs — Disciple of INDYCAR @ 12:01 am

A couple of Indy 500 one-offs (sort of) were announced this week, and the irony involving  two folks who will attempt to make the race is interesting.

Tomas Scheckter returns as part of the KV stable and will carry the number 07 with Redline Extreme as the sponsor. Tomas and energy drinks seem to have a unique relationship. Thus far it’s an Indy-only arrangement, but it would certainly be nice to see Tomas back in the series full time. He seems to have burned many bridges with big-time teams, but he is still fearless and brings a lot of excitement with him.

A guy who no doubt hopes to avoid Tomas during the first few laps is Davey Hamilton, who returns in the #21 with HP partnered with Dryer & Reinbold. Davey gets a three race deal with Indy, Texas and Las Vegas. Davey and John Andretti will represent us older fellows behind the wheel.

Hopefully these announcements are just the first of many who line up and try to qualify for the 100th Anniversary of the 500. Given the number of folks who will try bump day could get very interesting this May. Many hope the condensed month does not blow up in the faces of the management that cut the month in half.

Two months to go for the Greatest Spectacle in Racing!




  1. I think we had 10 days of dry weather last May, 6 of them the week of the race. What do we need this May… a good old fashion dry spell.

    Comment by M. Miller — March 30, 2011 @ 1:58 pm | Reply

  2. Just so Milka Duno doesn’t “qualify”. That alone would make my month of May.

    Comment by DOUG — March 30, 2011 @ 5:19 pm | Reply

  3. Dear Defender:

    While I am encouraged to hear about so many one-offs lining up for this year’s 500, I am skeptical that we will see anything different this year with the same old cars and the same old two team domination…perhaps next year, with new chassis, aero kits and engines, we may have some real competition…

    Comment by Neil Rubin — March 31, 2011 @ 6:27 pm | Reply

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