IndyCar: 2021 Indy 500 entry list – February update

With another month ending and the 2021 IndyCar season inching closer, let’s take an updated glance at the entry list for the 105th running of the Indy 500.

The month of January saw several more confirmations to the entry list for IndyCar‘s greatest race, the 105th running of the Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. February did not see nearly as many, but it was still a significant month in the buildup to the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing”.

This race is still scheduled to take place on Memorial Day Sunday, May 30 this year after it was pushed back to August last year as a result of coronavirus pandemic-related restrictions.

Never in the race’s 104-year history had it been held outside of the month of May until last year. In fact, six times it was canceled altogether as opposed to moved outside of the fifth month of the year.

As of now, there are 30 confirmed entries with 28 confirmed drivers for the race.

The only two confirmed entries without confirmed drivers for this 200-lap race around the four-turn, 2.5-mile (4.023-kilometer) oval in Speedway, Indiana are the two Dale Coyne Racing with Rick Ware Racing entries.

Dale Coyne Racing and Rick Ware Racing announced a season-long partnership to field one car, the #51 Honda, on a full-time basis, and another, the #52 Honda, on a part-time basis which includes the Indy 500.

Dale Coyne Racing maintained their preexisting partnership with Vasser-Sullivan to run the #18 Honda for Ed Jones throughout the entire 17-race season. Romain Grosjean is set to drive the #51 Honda, but only in the 13 road and street course races and possibly the oval race at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway.

James Davison is likely slated to drive the #52 Honda in the Indy 500 after he posted about returning to the race in 2021, but nothing has been confirmed on that front.

So let’s take a look at the updated entry list for the 105th running of the Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as the month of February comes to a close.

Full-time drivers

A.J. Foyt Enterprises

  • #4 Chevrolet – Dalton Kellett
  • #14 Chevrolet – Sebastien Bourdais

Andretti Autosport

  • #26 Honda – Colton Herta
  • #27 Honda – Alexander Rossi
  • #28 Honda – Ryan Hunter-Reay
  • #29 Honda – James Hinchcliffe

Arrow McLaren SP

  • #5 Chevrolet – Pato O’Ward
  • #7 Chevrolet – Felix Rosenqvist

Chip Ganassi Racing

  • #8 Honda – Marcus Ericsson
  • #9 Honda – Scott Dixon
  • #10 Honda – Alex Palou

Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan

  • #18 Honda – Ed Jones

Dale Coyne Racing with Rick Ware Racing

  • #51 Honda – Driver TBD

Ed Carpenter Racing

  • #21 Chevrolet – Rinus VeeKay

Meyer Shank Racing

  • #60 Honda – Jack Harvey

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing

  • #15 Honda – Graham Rahal
  • #30 Honda – Takuma Sato

Team Penske

  • #2 Chevrolet – Josef Newgarden
  • #3 Chevrolet – Scott McLaughlin
  • #12 Chevrolet – Will Power
  • #22 Chevrolet – Simon Pagenaud

Part-time drivers

A.J. Foyt Enterprises

  • #11 Chevrolet – Charlie Kimball (whole month of May)

Andretti Herta Autosport with Marco Andretti and Curb-Agajanian

  • #98 Honda – Marco Andretti (only Indy 500 confirmed so far)

Chip Ganassi Racing

  • #48 Honda – Tony Kanaan (ovals only)

Dale Coyne Racing with Rick Ware Racing

  • #52 Honda  – Driver TBD (only Indy 500 confirmed so far)

Ed Carpenter Racing

  • #20 Chevrolet – Ed Carpenter (ovals only)
  • #TBD Chevrolet – Conor Daly (road and street courses plus Indy 500)

Meyer Shank Racing

  • #06 Honda – Helio Castroneves (six-race deal)

Indy 500-only drivers

Arrow McLaren SP

  • #TBD Chevrolet – Juan Pablo Montoya

Paretta Autosport

  • #16 Chevrolet – Simona de Silvestro

NBC is set to broadcast the 105th running of the Indy 500 live from Indianapolis Motor Speedway beginning at 11:00 a.m. ET on Sunday, May 30.