Chevrolet announces today the addition of two cars to its roster for the 2012 Indianapolis 500. The No. 7 Dragon Racing entry driven by Sebastien Bourdais and the No. 6 Dragon Racing entry driven by Katherine Legge will be powered by Chevrolet twin turbo, direct-injected IndyCar V-6 engines effective immediately.
Including the Dragon entries, Chevrolet will power 16 of the 33 expected entries for the 96th running of the Indianapolis 500.
“The addition of Dragon Racing’s two cars to the Chevrolet roster for the Indianapolis 500 is a strategic enhancement to our already strong stable of teams and drivers,” said Chris Berube, Chevrolet IndyCar Program Manager. “The efforts put forth by our combined Chevrolet IndyCar V-6 teams will seamlessly continue for the biggest race of the year.”
The Chevrolet IndyCar V-6 team line-up for the Indianapolis 500 will include: Team Penske – three cars; Andretti Autosport – five cars; KV Racing Technology – three cars; Panther Racing – one car; Panther/Dreyer and Reinbold Racing – one car; Ed Carpenter Racing – one car and Dragon Racing – two cars.
The 96th Indianapolis 500 is scheduled for noon (ET) Sunday, May 27. Live coverage on ABC and the IMS Radio Network will start at 11 a.m.