IRL: Indy 500: Brayton Racing files entry

Brayton Files Entry For Rookie De Vries INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, March 11, 2002 - Brayton Racing filed an entry March 11 for the 86th Indianapolis 500, with rookie John de Vries named as the driver. De Vries, from Las Vegas, will drive the No. 37...

Brayton Files Entry For Rookie De Vries

INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, March 11, 2002 - Brayton Racing filed an entry March 11 for the 86th Indianapolis 500, with rookie John de Vries named as the driver.

De Vries, from Las Vegas, will drive the No. 37 Pit Bull Energy Drink/Rhino Cleaning Products Dallara/Chevrolet/Firestone, with an identical backup entered. de Vries first must complete the Rookie Orientation Program on April 11-13 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Norm Johnson is the chief mechanic, and Todd Brayton is the team manager.

Brayton Racing, in its first year of full-time Indy Racing League competition, is owned by the family of late two-time Indianapolis 500 pole winner Scott Brayton. The team entered the Indianapolis 500 last year but failed to qualify on two attempts on Bump Day with Memo Gidley behind the wheel.

Entry invitations for the 86th Indianapolis 500 were mailed Feb. 22, and entries must be postmarked by April 3. All drivers will compete for one of the 33 starting spots in the world's most prestigious auto race.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Memo Gidley , John de Vries