Seventeen Chevrolet IndyCar V6 Drivers Set to Start 97th Running of the Indianapolis 500
INDIANAPOLIS (May 19, 2013) – Bump Day, the traditional name for the second day of qualifying for the Indianapolis 500, came to an end with the 33-car field set for the 97th running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 26, 2013.
With today’s addition of Sebastian Saavedra, No. 6 TrueCar Dragon Racing Chevrolet, and 1996 Indianapolis 500 winner Buddy Lazier, No. 91 Lazier Partners Inc. Chevrolet, who both posted successful qualifying attempts, a total of 17 Chevrolet IndyCar V6 powered cars are set to start the 200-lap/500-mile race on the famed 2.5-mile oval.
Ed Carpenter, No. 20 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet, will start of the pole with fellow Chevrolet V6 drivers Carlos Muñoz, No. 26 Unistraw Andretti Autosport Chevrolet, and Marco Andretti, No. 25 RC Cola Andretti Autosport Chevrolet completing the front row.
After the remainder of the cars had taken their qualifying laps today, there was an ample supply of track time available for open practice that gave Team Chevy cars and drivers a valuable opportunity to continue preparations for the historic race.
IZOD IndyCar Series activities at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway resume on Friday with the traditional final practice session, known as “Carb Day”. The 97th running of the Indianapolis 500 starts at 11 a.m.EDT Sunday, May 26, with live television coverage on ABC.In addition, the famed race will be broadcast by the IMS Radio Network, including on Sirius and XM Channels 211 and