INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, March 28, 2001 - Cahill Racing filed an entry March 28 for the 85th Indianapolis 500, with Dr. Jack Miller as the driver. Miller, from Westfield, Ind., will drive the No. 11 Olympus/Opalescence/Cahill ...
INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, March 28, 2001 - Cahill Racing filed an entry March 28 for the 85th Indianapolis 500, with Dr. Jack Miller as the driver. Miller, from Westfield, Ind., will drive the No. 11 Olympus/Opalescence/Cahill Racing Dallara/Oldsmobile/Firestone, with an identical backup car entered. Kevin Hertle is the chief mechanic, and Larry Cahill is the team owner and manager. The 85th Indianapolis 500 is scheduled for May 27. Entries must be postmarked by April 11. All drivers will compete for one of the 33 starting spots in the world's most prestigious auto race. Miller, a practicing dentist, will attempt to make his fourth Indianapolis 500 start this year. His best finish at Indy is 20th as a rookie in 1997. He also has been a frequent competitor in the Indy Racing Northern Light Series since 1997 and plans to make his season debut with Cahill Racing on April 28 at the Atlanta event. There will be no shortage of motivation for Miller to make the starting field this year. In one of the most dramatic moments last year at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Billy Boat bumped Miller from the starting field with less than one minute remaining on Bump Day, the final day of qualifications.
2001 INDIANAPOLIS 500 ENTRIES (as of March 28)
Driver Entrant Car C/E/T Entry Date Arie Luyendyk Treadway/Hubbard Racing #5, #5T Meijer G/O/F March 1 Felipe Giaffone (R) Treadway/Hubbard Racing #21, #21T Hollywood G/O/F March 1 Scott Sharp Kelley Racing #8, #8T Delphi Automotive Systems D/O/F March 12 Mark Dismore Kelley Racing #28, #28T Delphi/Bryant Heating and Cooling D/O/F March 12 TBA Kelley Racing #20, #20T TBA D/O/F March 12 Greg Ray Team Menard #2, #2T Johns Manville/Menards D/O/F March 14 TBA Team Menard #22, #22T Johns Manville/Menards D/O/F March 14 Robbie Buhl Dreyer & Reinbold Racing #24, #24T Dreyer & Reinbold Racing Team Purex G/I/F March 19 Airton Daré TeamXtreme Racing #88, #88T 1-800-BAR-NONE TeamXtreme G/O/F March 19 Jaques Lazier Jonathan Byrd TeamXtreme Racing #77, #77T Jonathan Byrd's Cafeteria TeamXtreme G/O/F March 19 Nicolas Minassian (R) Chip Ganassi Racing Teams #33, #33T Target Chip Ganassi Racing G/O/F March 20 Bruno Junqueira (R) Chip Ganassi Racing Teams #44, #44T Target Chip Ganassi Racing G/O/F March 20 Shigeaki Hattori (R) Vertex/Cunningham Racing #55, #55T EPSON G/O/F March 23 Michael Andretti Team Green #39, #39T Motorola/Archipelago D/O/F March 27 Jack Miller Cahill Racing #11, #11T Olympus/Opalescence/Cahill Racing D/O/F March 28
Key: C/E/T-Chassis/engine/tire; D-Dallara; F-Firestone; G-G Force; I-Infiniti; O-Oldsmobile; TBA - To be announced
DRIVERS (13) Former race winners: Arie Luyendyk, 2 (1990, 1997).
Former pole winners: Arie Luyendyk, 3, (1993, 1997, 1999); Greg Ray, 1 (2000).
Rookies (4): Felipe Giaffone, Shigeaki Hattori, Bruno Junqueira, Nicolas Minassian.
U.S. born (7): Michael Andretti, Robbie Buhl, Mark Dismore, Jaques Lazier, Jack Miller, Greg Ray, Scott Sharp.
Foreign born (6): Airton Daré, Brazil; Felipe Giaffone, Brazil; Shigeaki Hattori, Japan; Bruno Junqueira, Brazil; Arie Luyendyk, The Netherlands; Nicolas Minassian, France.
Youngest: Airton Daré, 23.
Oldest: Arie Luyendyk, 47.
Most previous starts: Arie Luyendyk, 15.
CARS (30) Chassis: G Force 16, Dallara 14. Engines: Oldsmobile 28; Infiniti 2.