It’s that time of year again for one of the biggest races of the year, the Indy 500. Of course, you need the Indy 500 lineup to bet on who will win this year. As usual, the race is scheduled for May 26th and held at its traditional location in Speedway, Indiana. When you think about Memorial Day, many people immediately think about this race.
Indy 500 Lineup: Full-Time Drivers
|Matheus Leist||A.J. Foyt Enterprises||Chevrolet|
|Tony Kanaan||A.J. Foyt Enterprises||Chevrolet|
|Zach Veach||Andretti Autosport||Honda|
|Alexander Rossi||Andretti Autosport||Honda|
|Ryan Hunter-Reay||Andretti Autosport||Honda|
|Marco Andretti||Andretti Autosport||Honda|
|Scott Dixon||Chip Ganassi Racing||Honda|
|Felix Rosenqvist||Chip Ganassi Racing||Honda|
|Sebastien Bourdais||Dale Coyne Racing||Honda|
|Santino Ferrucci||Dale Coyne Racing||Honda|
|Spencer Pigot||Ed Carpenter Racing||Chevrolet|
|Patricio O’Ward||Harding Steinbrenner||Honda|
|Colton Herta||Harding Steinbrenner||Honda|
|Graham Rahal||Rahal Letterman Lanigan||Honda|
|Takuma Sato||Rahal Letterman Lanigan||Honda|
|James Hinchcliffe||Schmidt Peterson||Honda|
|Marcus Ericsson||Schmidt Peterson||Honda|
|Josef Newgarden||Team Penske||Chevrolet|
|Will Power||Team Penske||Chevrolet|
|Simon Pagenaud||Team Penske||Chevrolet|
The Indy 500 lineup faces two hundred laps totaling five hundred miles while topping well over two hundred miles per hour. Meanwhile, drivers fearlessly risk it all in order to hold the prestigious title of Indy 500 winner. Watch them battle it out for yet another year in this over 100-year tradition.
2019 Lineup for the Indy 500
The Indy 500 lineup this year includes thirty-three known racers.
- Josef Newgarden
- Hélio Castroneves
- Matheus Leist
- James Hinchcliffe
- Marcus Ericsson
- Scott Dixon
- Felix Rosenqvist
- Will Power
- Tony Kanaan
- Graham Rahal
- Sébastien Bourdais
- Santino Ferrucci
- Ed Carpenter
- Spencer Pigot
- Simon Pagenaud
- Charlie Kimball
- Conor Daly
- Zach Veach
- Alexander Rossi
- Ryan Hunter-Reay
- Takuma Sato
- Jordan King
- Max Chilton
- Jack Harvey
- Ed Jones
- Fernando Alonso
- Ben Hanley
- Colton Herta
- Marco Andretti
- Patricio O’Ward
- Pippa Mann
Some of these racers are veterans in the Indy 500 lineup and have won titles before. Among previous winners are Will Power, Scott Dixon, Alexander Rossi, Hélio Castroneves, and Takuma Sato.
Conversely, some rookies are new to the game. They are Jordan King, Ben Hanley, and Colton Herta. No matter their rookie status they continue to be promising new riders in the Indy 500 lineup. Hopefully, they’ll continue to bring in new faces.
Fernando Alonso will be back for a second round and hopefully will do better than his first attempt back in 2017. He has since changed vehicles and will hopefully power down better in his new ride. Alonso has affirmed his desire to win the triple crown which would make him the second driver to do so.
Many of these racers have also committed themselves to other races such as Formula 1 and Grand Prix. Who won’t ride this time around? Danica Patrick and Tony Stewart, the latter of whom retired from NASCAR recently. He has however not canceled his plans for races to come.
Indy 500 predictions
Power, being a past winner, reigns high on the list of possible winners. Power has been in the game for a long time.
Likewise, Rossi embodies the idea that slow and steady wins the race. However, some fresh new racers entering as rookies may prove to be exceptional drivers this time around. Furthermore, they can potentially upset the usual round of winners.
Indy 500 Favorites
This year, the favorites are definitely Power and Sato. The Japanese-born driver has won in the past and shows great determination for his participation in 2019 Indy 500.
Alonso is hoping to come back from his past loss and really tear up the road. Plus, Alonso recently gave a statement about how excited he is to see the fans, and how the race is what they do. Simply, it’s in their blood.
It’ll take a long time for the drivers to complete the circuits if they manage to do so. It’ll be 500 miles and the anticipation will start to level off around the 90-minute mark. However, what keeps people awake is definitely the potential threat of accidents.
Unfortunately, drivers have been killed before during crashes at the race. In its history, seventy-three people have died. The last one to have been killed was Tony Renna back in 2003.
The Indy 500 proves to be one of the more formidable races in American culture. It will host the best of the best for what is called “The Greatest Spectacle In Racing”. And per the usual custom, one can expect to witness the opening ceremony of the singing “Back Home in Indiana” and the victory lane milk bottle.
All in all, this year will prove to be an exceptional lineup. Fans who wait all year for this race will not leave disappointed by any means. As we watch how the rookies perform, they will switch up future races as veterans get knocked out of the game and replaced by fresh blood.
Join them on Memorial Day to witness the carnage, wreckage, and excitement in the air and on the track.