2008 Indy 500 Grid: Almost 40% of Field is SBRS-Trained

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008 The field is set for the 92nd running of the Indianapolis 500, and once again Skip Barber is well represented. When the field of 33 takes the green flag Memorial Day Sunday, 13 of those drivers will be Skip Barber alumni (that’s 39.3% of the field). In fact, there are seven SBRS-trained drivers inside the first four rows. All three of the women in the starting lineup come from Skip Barber, while two of the 11 drivers making their first Indy 500 start are family: 1999 Skip Barber National champion Ryan Hunter-Reay and 2001 Eastern Series champion Ernesto Viso.

92nd Indianapolis 500 starting lineup (car number in parentheses)
Skip Barber alum in bold:

1. (#9) Scott Dixon, Target Chip Ganassi Racing, 226.366
2. (#10) Dan Wheldon, Target Chip Ganassi Racing, 226.110
3. (#6) Ryan Briscoe, Team Penske, 226.080

4. (#3) Helio Castroneves, Team Penske, 225.733
5. (#7) Danica Patrick, Motorola, 225.197
6. (#11) Tony Kanaan, Team 7-Eleven, 224.794

7. (#26) Marco Andretti, Team Indiana Jones Presented by Blockbuster, 224.417
8. (#4) Vitor Meira, Delphi/National Guard, 224.346
9. (#27) Hideki Mutoh, Formula Dream, 223.887

10. (#20) Ed Carpenter, Menards/Vision Racing, 223.835
11. (#12) Tomas Scheckter, Symantec Luczo Dragon Racing, 223.496
12. (#99) Townsend Bell, Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, 222.539

13. (#06) Graham Rahal, Hole in the Wall Camps, 222.531
14. (#14) Darren Manning, ABC Supply/A.J. Foyt Racing, 222.430
15. (#18) Bruno Junqueira, Z-Line Designs, 222.330

16. (#02) Justin Wilson, McDonald’s Racing Team, 222.267
17. (#15) Buddy Rice, Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, 222.101
18. (#22) Davey Hamilton, Hewlett-Packard/KR Vision Racing, 222.017

19. (#16) Alex Lloyd, Rahal Letterman w/Chip Ganassi, 221.778
20. (#17) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Rahal Letterman Racing Team Ethonol, 221.579
21. (33) John Andretti, Roth Racing, 221.550

22. (#67) Sarah Fisher, Sarah Fisher Racing, 221.246
23. (#8) Will Power, Aussie Vineyard/Team Australia, 221.136
24. (17) Jeff Simmons, A.J. Foyt Racing, 221.103

25. (#5) Oriol Servia, KV Racing Technology, 220.767
26. (#33) Ernesto “E.J.” Viso, PDVSA HVM Racing, 220.356
27. (#23) Milka Duno, Citgo/Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, 220.305

28. (#19) Mario Moraes, Sonny’s Bar-B-Q, 219.716
29. (#36) Enrique Bernoldi, Sangari Conquest Racing, 219.422
30. (#34) Jaime Camara, Sangari, 219.345

31. (#2) A.J. Foyt IV, Vision Racing, 219.184
32. (#91) Buddy Lazier, Hemelgarn Racing, 219.015
33. (#25) Marty Roth, Roth Racing, 218.965

Rick Roso

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