Indianapolis Motor Speedway has confirmed that next Wednesday’s NTT IndyCar Series test will see 28 drivers hit the track, and that the Turn 2 viewing mounds will be open to the public.
Ahead of the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge, IndyCar veteran drivers will be on track from 11am to 1pm ET Wednesday, with Rookie Orientation Program and refresher tests from 1pm to 3pm, and all participants on track from 3pm until 6pm.
As well as the public being allowed to watch the action from Turn 2, the test will also be livestreamed on IndyCar.com with Robin Miller, Kevin Lee, Anders Krohn and Katie Hargitt reporting.
Much attention will be devoted to Fernando Alonso and McLaren-Chevrolet, who tested last week at Texas Motor Speedway. But it will also mark the first runs of the year for the Dreyer & Reinbold Racing-Chevy of Sage Karam, Ed Carpenter in his eponymous team’s #20 car and Conor Daly in a fifth Andretti Autosport-Honda.
It will be three-time Indy winner Helio Castroneves’ first oval test of 2019, although he did test for Team Penske-Chevrolet at Circuit of The Americas in February, as he will also be racing in the IndyCar Grand Prix on the IMS road course two weeks before the 500.
Confirmed entries not in action in the test are Patricio O’Ward in a third Carlin car, Ben Hanley in the sole DragonSpeed-Chevrolet, Pippa Mann who will be competing in a Clauson Marshall-Chevrolet entry this year, Jordan King in a third Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing-Honda, and James Davison in the Dale Coyne Racing with Byrd-Hollinger-Belardi car.
Meanwhile non-participants in the test who are still awaiting to be confirmed as Indy entries are Oriol Servia in a third Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports-Honda, JR Hildebrand in a second Dreyer & Reinbold car and a sole Juncos Racing entry, possibly for 2017 Indy Lights champion Kyle Kaiser.
The test line-up
AJ Foyt Racing
Tony Kanaan, Matheus Leist
Ryan Hunter-Reay, Alexander Rossi, Zach Veach, Conor Daly
Andretti Herta Autosport with Marco Andretti & Curb-Agajanian
Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
Marcus Ericsson, James Hinchcliffe
Max Chilton, Charlie Kimball
Chip Ganassi Racing
Scott Dixon, Felix Rosenqvist
Dale Coyne Racing
Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan
Dreyer & Reinbold Racing
Ed Carpenter Racing
Ed Carpenter, Ed Jones, Spencer Pigot
Harding Steinbrenner Racing
Meyer Shank Racing with Arrow SPM
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
Graham Rahal, Takuma Sato
Helio Castroneves, Josef Newgarden, Simon Pagenaud, Will Power
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