Rahal Letterman Lanigan racing announced a fourth car for the 107th running of the Indianapolis 500 yesterday but did not name a driver. This morning Arrow McLaren SP introduced their fourth car and driver combination for Memorial Day weekend, with 2013 winner Tony Kanaan joining the team.
AMSP will field the drivers who finished second, third, fourth, and fifth in the 2022 500.
The two additional cars add to the growing list of entries for the race. The field for the Indianapolis 500 as it stands now:
Team Penske- 3
Chip Ganassi Racing- 3 (+1?)
Andretti Autosport- 5
Rahal letterman Lanigan Racing- 4
Ed Carpenter Racing-3
Meyer Shank Racing-2
A. J. Foyt Racing-2
Dreyer and Reinbold-2
With the fourth car at Ganassi presumed to come into being, the entry list is at 33. There are 16 Chevy engines and 17 Honda engines. How much more will each manufacturer run? I think no more than one each. The sad part is a couple of one off teams will not be able to come to the Speedway in May. The one off teams are part of the allure of the race. It’s nice to see the little guy fighting for a spot. Those days may be coming to an end.