IndyCar – Rahal & KV Name 500 TBA’s

500Indianapolis media is reporting that KV Racing has named Townsend Bell to their #8 car for the Indy 500.  Townsend has not seen action since last season when he raced for Dreyer & Reinbold in a car he shared with Milka Duno.  Townsend did compete at Indy last year where he put up a strong 10th place finish.  He has competed off and on in the IndyCar series for the last four years, but never on a full schedule.

Also reported is the addition of Oriol Servia in the #17 Rahal Letterman entry.  Rahal has not competed so far in the IndyCar series this season after losing primary sponsorship from the American ethanol group EPIC.  While their name was on the official entry list, there was no guarantee that they were going to show up at all this year.  Oriol Servia is a strong addition to the field.  He finished last years season 9th in the points as the highest placing CCWS refugee for KV Racing.  It is beyond comprehension that he was not picked up at KV again this year or by anybody else for the entire 2009 campaign based on his vast experience in CART/CCWS and IndyCar.  It is great to see him get a seat for May.

The entry list below has been updated to include these drivers.  Also, removed from the list is the Bryan Herta/Vision Racing entry.  They announced last week that they would only concentrate on their Indy Lights program this May.  Maybe next year.

Here is today’s schedule for on track action:

9am-2pm  Rookie Orientation Program

2pm-6pm  First IndyCar series practice session

Team # Driver
AJ Foyt Enterprises 14 Vitor Meira
AJ Foyt Enterprises 41 AJ Foyt IV
AJ Foyt Enterprises 48 TBA
Andretti Green Racing 7 Danica Patrick
Andretti Green Racing 11 Tony Kanaan
Andretti Green Racing 26 Marco Andretti
Andretti Green Racing 27 Hideki Mutoh
Ganassi/Sam Schmidt 99 Alex Lloyd
Conquest Racing 34 Alex Tagliani
Conquest Racing 36 TBA
CURB/Agajanian/Team 3G 98 Stanton Barrett
Dale Coyne Racing 18 Justin Wilson
Dale Coyne Racing 19 TBA
Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 23 Milka Duno
Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 24 Mike Conway
Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 44 Davey Hamilton
Petty/Dreyer & Reinbold 43 John Andretti
Hemelgarn Johnson 91 Buddy Lazier
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KV Racing Technology 5 Mario Moraes
KV Racing Technology 8 Townsend Bell
KV Racing Technology 15 Paul Tracy
Luczo Dragon Racing 2 Raphael Matos
Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing 2 Graham Rahal
Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing 6 Robert Doornbos
Panther Racing 4 Dan Wheldon
Panther Racing 16 Scott Sharp
Rahal Letterman Racing 17 Oriol Servia
Roth Racing 25 TBA
Roth Racing 52 TBA
Sarah Fisher Racing 67 Sarah Fisher
Sarah Fisher Racing 68 TBA
Target Chip Ganassi Racing 9 Scott Dixon
Target Chip Ganassi Racing 10 Dario Franchitti
Team Penske 3 Helio Castroneves
Team Penske 6 Ryan Briscoe
Penske Racing 12 Will Power
Vision Racing 20 Ed Carpenter
Vision Racing 21 Ryan Hunter-Reay

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