Tagliani photo: Tony DiZinno; Brabham photo: PIRTEK Team Murray

Tagliani, Brabham liveries unveiled for Month of May

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INDIANAPOLIS – Two of the four extra entries for the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis – Alex Tagliani and Matthew Brabham – have had formal unveils of their liveries beyond their renderings in the last 24 hours.

Last night at the Foyt Wine Vault on Main St. in Speedway, Tagliani’s No. 35 Alfe Heat Treating Special Honda was revealed.

The French Canadian joins A.J. Foyt Enterprises full-season drivers Takuma Sato and Jack Hawksworth, who drive the Nos. 14 and 41 ABC Supply Co. Hondas, for both races this month.

The No. 35 car is numbered in tribute to Foyt’s 35 consecutive starts from 1958 to 1992, and the black and orange livery matches Foyt’s Copenhagen colors from later in his career, particularly 1991 and 1992.

That photo is below:

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Meanwhile, the PIRTEK Team Murray livery for Brabham has also been released. Brabham, the Australian American, seeks to become the third third generation family to compete in the Indianapolis 500. He’ll drive the No. 61 Chevrolet owned by Brett “Crusher” Murray with veteran engineer Andy Brown, and a KV Racing Technology technical partnership.

IndyCar entry lists for Harvest GP at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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There are 25 drivers on the NTT IndyCar Series entry lists at Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course with a few new yet familiar faces for the Oct. 2-3 race weekend.

Four-time champion Sebastien Bourdais will make his season debut in the No. 14 Dallara-Chevrolet (shifting Dalton Kellett to the No. 41) with AJ Foyt Racing, which he is joining full time next season. James Hinchcliffe, who had run three races with Andretti Autosport, will return in place of Zach Veach in the No. 26 Dallara-Honda. Helio Castroneves will drive Arrow McLaren SP’s No. 7 Dallara-Chevy for Oliver Askew, who is out with concussion-like symptoms.

Sage Karam, who has two IndyCar starts this year at IMS (the road course on July 4 and the Indy 500 on Aug. 23), also will return to the series in Dreyer & Reinbold’s No. 24 Dallara-Chevrolet.

HARVEST GP ENTRY LISTS: Friday l Saturday

Friday and Saturday of the Harvest GP presented by GMR will mark the second and third races this season on Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s 14-turn, 2.439-mile road course. While the July 4 race on the circuit was 80 laps, Friday’s distance is 85 laps, and Saturday will be a 75-lap event.

Championship leader Scott Dixon led 26 of 80 laps to win the July 4 race at the IMS road course. With three races remaining in the series, the five-time series champion enters with a 72-point lead on Josef Newgarden.

Click here to see who’s on the IndyCar entry lists in Race 1 and in Race 2 for the Harvest GP presented by GMR at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.


START TIMES AND TV INFO FOR INDYCAR AT INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY ROAD COURSE (all times ET):

Thursday

IndyCar NTT Series practice: 2:25-3:40 p.m., NBC Sports Gold

IndyCar qualifying, Race 1: 6:20 p.m. (two groups/12 minutes apiece), NBC Sports Gold

Friday

—IndyCar Harvest Grand Prix, Race 1: 3:30 p.m. (green flag, 5 p.m.), USA Network, NBC Sports Gold

Saturday

—IndyCar qualifying: 10:20 a.m. (two groups/12 minutes apiece), NBC Sports Gold

—IndyCar Harvest Grand Prix, Race 2: 2:30 p.m (green flag, 2:31 p.m.)., NBC, NBC Sports Gold