The 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge takes place in less than a month and with the announcement on Wednesday that we will see 36 cars attempting to qualify for the race it is going to be a cracking two days.
There are seven previous Indianapolis 500 winners aiming to qualify for most famous motor race in the world.
Helio Castroneves returns to Speedway in the No.3 Pennzoil Chevrolet a tempting to win his fourth Indianapolis 500 while Fernando Alonso returns with McLaren Racing attempting to complete motorsports triple crown with the Spaniard needing just the 500 win to complete the treble.
Defending series champion Scott Dixon driving the No.9 PNC Bank Honda for Chip Ganassi Racing is aiming to win his second 500 having won the race in 2008.
Defending Indianapolis 500 winner Will Power in the No.12 Verizon 5G Chevrolet for Team Penske is aiming to become the first driver since his team mate Helio Castroneves did it in 2000 to win back to back 500’s.
Qualifying is always dramatic and as the debate rumbles on regarding full time entries been given guaranteed spots in the field this year’s qualifying is going to prove to be another extremely exciting affair.
Qualifying for the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge takes place on May over the weekend of May 18 and 19.