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Old 20 Dec 2017, 20:11 (Ref:3788400)   #1
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Entry Count for 2018 Indy 500

It seems like every year since the split, there is always the question of whether or not there will be at least 33 entries for the 500. Well it's December 20 and what I can tell there is already 31 committed entries (counting Danica, take that for what its worth).

Do you think there will be some true bumping this year?

Will we approach the upper 30s for number of entries....40 (just kidding)?

...but still. There is a lot of buzz this year.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_I...ms_and_drivers
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Old 21 Dec 2017, 16:33 (Ref:3788554)   #2
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You can pencil in Urrutia, at the very least least for the Indy 500.
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I count 27 confirmed driver-team pairs so far:

1) Josef Newgarden (Penske-Chevrolet)
2) Simon Pagenaud (Penske-Chevrolet)
3) Will Power (Penske-Chevrolet)
4) Helio Castroneves
5) Scott Dixon (Ganassi-Honda)
6) Ed Jones (Ganassi-Honda)
7) Graham Rahal (Rahal Letterman Lanigan-Honda)
8) Takuma Sato (Rahal Letterman Lanigan-Honda)
9) Alexander Rossi (Andretti-Honda)
10) Ryan Hunter-Reay (Andretti-Honda)
11) Marco Andretti (Andretti-Honda)
12) Zach Veach (Andretti-Honda)
13) Stefan Wilson (Andretti-Honda)
14) Carlos Munoz (Andretti-Honda)
15) James Hinchcliffe (Schmidt-Peterson-Honda)
16) Robert Wickens (Schmidt-Peterson-Honda)
17) Jack Harvey (Schmidt-Peterson/Shank-Honda)
18) Sťbastien Bourdais (Dale Coyne-Honda)
19) Spencer Pigot (Carpenter-Chevrolet)
20) Ed Carpenter (Carpenter-Chevrolet)
21) Mathues Leist (Foyt-Chevrolet)
22) Tony Kanaan (Foyt-Chevrolet)
23) Gabby Chaves (Harding-Chevrolet)
24) Max Chilton (Carlin-Chevrolet)
25) Charlie Kimball (Carlin-Chevrolet)
26) Buddy Lazier (Lazier-Chevrolet)
27) Kyle Kaiser (Juncos-Chevrolet)

rumoured:
29) Santiago Urrutia (Belardi-Chevrolet)
30) Danica Patrick (Ganassi-Honda)
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It seems like every year since the split, there is always the question of whether or not there will be at least 33 entries for the 500. Well it's December 20 and what I can tell there is already 31 committed entries (counting Danica, take that for what its worth).

Do you think there will be some true bumping this year?

Will we approach the upper 30s for number of entries....40 (just kidding)?

...but still. There is a lot of buzz this year.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_I...ms_and_drivers

No, neither supplier wants to deal with contracts for oversubscribed grids. It seems both are stretched to their limits filling 33 cars, filling 34 and having one not make the field is not at all what either supplier wants to see. And Marshall and Robin Miller have reported they hear the same every year when it comes to over 33, not happening.
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SPM plan to run a third car but it won't be JPM or Danica driving.

http://classic.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/133812.
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