The 108th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge is exactly three weeks away from today!

The Greatest Spectacle In Racing will see 33 drivers go head-to-head at speeds in excess of 230mph to see who will get to drink the milk and have their likeness etched into the historic Borg Warner trophy.

The Indianapolis 500 has given us many historic moments and 2024 will be no different.

Get ready for excitement and drama of what is sure to be an action packed race.

There are 34 drivers hoping to qualify for a spot of the grid of 33 slots meaning that one driver will not make the field.

So far in 2024, in the three points paying races, Chevrolet-powered teams have had the edge over their Honda counterparts but if you include the non-points race at The Thermal Club, it is all square with two wins a piece.

Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden goes into the Greatest Spectacle In Racing as the defending race winner, the Tennessee-native is aiming to become the first back-to-back winner of the race since Helio Castroneves did it for Team Penske in 2002.

AJ Foyt Racing’s Santino Ferrucci is riding a wave of consistency heading into the Month of May having broken into the top ten in championship following a top ten finish in Barber Motorsports Park last weekend.

The AJ Foyt Racing driver finished on the podium in third place last season and he and the team will be hoping for another strong result this year.

One of the biggest stories this year is the fact that 2021 NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Larson will attempt to do the double, competing in the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR race on the same day.

Larson is driving the No.17 HendrickCars Arrow McLaren Chevrolet and was quick out of the gate during last month’s open test where he topped the time sheets.

It is going to be interesting to see what Dreyer and Reinbold Racing with Cusick Motorsports can do this year with Ryan Hunter-Reay and Conor Daly driving for them this year.

There are a number of rookie drivers in the field this year with Kyle Larson, Christian Rasmussen, Tom Blomqvist, Kyffin Simpson, Marcus Armstrong and Nolan Siegel all competing in the race.

Veteran drivers like Scott Dixon, Will Power, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Marcus Ericsson and Josef Newgarden will look to add a second baby Borg to their collections.

There are eight previous winners of The Greatest Spectacle In Racing entered into this year’s race.

Will Power

Scott Dixon

Marcus Ericsson

Josef Newgarden

Takuma Sato

Ryan Hunter-Reay

Helio Castroneves

Alexander Rossi

Several teams are running extra cars this year.

Meyer Shank Racing – Helio Castroneves

Andretti Global – Marco Andretti

Arrow McLaren – Kyle Larson

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing – Takuma Sato

Ed Carpenter Racing – Ed Carpenter

The Greatest Spectacle In Racing takes place on Sunday, May 26. For more information click here.

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