AFS Racing have confirmed that they have pulled out of a planned Indianapolis 500 entry for driver Sebastien Saavedra.

The 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil is less than one month away and AFS Racing had been preparing an entry for Saavedra at the Chip Ganassi Racing Team shop however the deal to run Saavedra has now fallen through.

Saavedra had previously been a part of Chip Ganassi Racing’s programme however with Ganassi’s expansion in the WEC programme they will run just their four drivers in the Indy 500.

Speaking about the decision to scrap the project, Saavedra commented by saying:

It was just time. Everything started too late, We had an idea of the time to do it, which was very tight, and once we got started working on it, there was a lot more to do than expected, we didn’t have enough personnel, and many, many factors added up to us telling Gary we shouldn’t do it.

The news means that there is still an opening for Grace Autosport who are yet to confirm their plans for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.

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