IRL: Las Vegas Entry List

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 14, 1999 - Quick facts and notes about the entry list for the Vegas.com 500 Pep Boys Indy Racing League event Sept. 26 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway: QUICK FACTS: *Number of drivers entered: 26. *Rookies...

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 14, 1999 - Quick facts and notes about the entry list for the Vegas.com 500 Pep Boys Indy Racing League event Sept. 26 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway:

QUICK FACTS: *Number of drivers entered: 26. *Rookies entered: Six (Scott Harrington, John Hollansworth Jr., Ronnie Johncox, Niclas Jonsson, Jaques Lazier, Robby McGehee). *By chassis: Dallara 18, G Force 8. *By engine: Aurora 25, Infiniti 1. *By tire: Firestone 13, Goodyear 13.

*Niclas Jonsson will make his Pep Boys Indy Racing League debut at this event. Jonsson, a Swedish native, formerly raced in Formula 3 and the Scandinavian Touring Car Championships. He will drive for Blueprint Racing Enterprises, Inc., a revived team that formerly competed in Indy Racing under the name Blueprint Racing. *Veteran Robbie Buhl will compete in the Pep Boys Indy Racing League for the first time since the Indianapolis 500 in May. He finished 20th, third and sixth, respectively, in the first three races of the season. He will drive for Tri Star Motorsports as a teammate to rookie Ronnie Johncox. *Veteran Johnny Unser returns to Indy Racing for the first time since the Kobalt Mechanics Tools 500 presented by MCI WorldCom in July at Atlanta. He again will drive for Hemelgarn Racing as teammate to 1996 Indianapolis 500 winner Buddy Lazier. *The math is simple for Pep Boys Indy Racing League points leader Greg Ray: He must lead by 56 points after this race to clinch his first league championship and the Pep Boys Million. Ray leads second-place Scott Goodyear by 44 points entering this event.

Pep Boys Indy Racing League Vegas.com 500 At Las Vegas Motor Speedway Sept. 26, 1999

Car Driver Residence Car Name C/E/T Entrant Chief Mechanic

2 Greg Ray Plano, Texas Glidden/Menards D/A/F Team Menard, Inc. John O'Gara

2T Greg Ray Plano, Texas Glidden/Menards D/A/F Team Menard, Inc. John O'Gara

4 Scott Goodyear Carmel, Ind. Pennzoil Panther G Force G/A/G Panther Racing, LLC Kevin Blanch

4T Scott Goodyear Carmel, Ind. Pennzoil Panther G Force G/A/G Panther Racing, LLC Kevin Blanch

6 Eliseo Salazar Santiago, Chile Nienhouse Motorsports Racing Special G/A/F Nienhouse Motorsports Stephen Bynum

6T Eliseo Salazar Santiago, Chile Nienhouse Motorsports Racing Special G/A/F Nienhouse Motorsports Stephen Bynum

7 Stephan Gregoire Indianapolis Dick Simon Racing/Mexmil/Tokheim/Viking Air Tools G/A/F Dick Simon Racing Rich Simon

7T Stephan Gregoire Indianapolis Dick Simon Racing/Mexmil/Tokheim/Viking Air Tools G/A/F Dick Simon Racing Rich Simon

8 Scott Sharp Carmel, Ind. Delphi Automotive Systems D/A/G Kelley Racing Mike Horvath

8T Scott Sharp Carmel, Ind. Delphi Automotive Systems D/A/G Kelley Racing Mike Horvath

9 Davey Hamilton Las Vegas Galles Racing Spinal Conquest D/A/G Galles Racing Darren Russell

9T Davey Hamilton Las Vegas Galles Racing Spinal Conquest D/A/G Galles Racing Darren Russell

11 Billy Boat Phoenix Harrah's A.J. Foyt Racing D/A/G A.J. Foyt Enterprises Craig Baranouski

11T Billy Boat Phoenix Harrah's A.J. Foyt Racing D/A/G A.J. Foyt Enterprises Craig Baranouski

12 Buzz Calkins Denver Bradley Food Marts/Sav-O-Mat G/A/F Bradley Motorsports Todd Tapply

12T Buzz Calkins Denver Bradley Food Marts/Sav-O-Mat G/A/F Bradley Motorsports Todd Tapply

14 Kenny Brack Karlstad, Sweden A.J. Foyt Power Team Racing D/A/G A.J. Foyt Enterprises Bill Spencer

14T Kenny Brack Karlstad, Sweden A.J. Foyt Power Team Racing D/A/G A.J. Foyt Enterprises Bill Spencer

17 Ronnie Johncox (R) Jackson, Mich. Technique Inc./Tri Star Motorsports Inc. D/A/G Tri Star Motorsports, Inc. Derrick Stephan

20 Tyce Carlson Indianapolis Hubbard Photographics/Immke Auto Group D/A/F Blueprint-Immke Racing Greg Beck

20T Tyce Carlson Indianapolis Hubbard Photographics/Immke Auto Group D/A/F Blueprint-Immke Racing Greg Beck

21 Jeff Ward San Juan Capistrano, Calif. Yahoo!/MerchantOnline.com/Dallara/Olds D/A/G Pagan Racing Mitch Davis

22 Robbie Buhl Indianapolis Tri Star Motorsports Inc. D/A/G Tri Star Motorsports, Inc. Derrick Stephan

27 Niclas Jonsson (R) Ramsey, Great Britain Blueprint Racing/ZMax/Firestone G/A/F Blueprint Racing Enterprises, Inc. Paul Diatlovich

28 Mark Dismore Greenfield, Ind. MCI World Com D/A/G Kelley Racing Glenn Scott

28T Mark Dismore Greenfield, Ind. MCI World Com D/A/G Kelley Racing Glenn Scott

30 TBA TBA Team Losi/Fast Rod/McCormack Motorsports G/A/F McCormack Motorsports Brad McCanless

30T TBA TBA Team Losi/Fast Rod/McCormack Motorsports G/A/F McCormack Motorsports Brad McCanless

33 Jaques Lazier (R) Vail, Colo. Warner Bros. Studio Stores/Truscelli Team Racing G/A/G Truscelli Team Racing John Palinca

42 John Hollansworth Jr. (R) Dallas CompuCom/Lycos/TeamXtreme D/A/F TeamXtreme Racing, LLC Rob Stark

42T John Hollansworth Jr. (R) Dallas CompuCom/Lycos/TeamXtreme D/A/F TeamXtreme Racing, LLC Rob Stark

51 Eddie Cheever Jr. Orlando, Fla. The Children's Beverage Group/Team Cheever/Infiniti D/I/G Team Cheever Owen Snyder III

51T Eddie Cheever Jr. Orlando, Fla. The Children's Beverage Group/Team Cheever/Infiniti D/I/G Team Cheever Owen Snyder III

55 Robby McGehee (R) St. Louis Energizer Advanced Formula D/A/F Conti Racing Steve Fried

55T Robby McGehee (R) St. Louis Energizer Advanced Formula D/A/F Conti Racing Steve Fried

66 Scott Harrington (R) Indianapolis The CertainTeed Building Products Special D/A/F Harrington Motorsports Darrell Soppe

66T Scott Harrington (R) Indianapolis The CertainTeed Building Products Special D/I/F Harrington Motorsports Darrell Soppe

81 Robby Unser Albuquerque, N.M. Team Pelfrey/PetroMoly D/A/F Team Pelfrey John King

81T Robby Unser Albuquerque, N.M. Team Pelfrey/PetroMoly D/A/F Team Pelfrey John King

91 Buddy Lazier Vail, Colo. Delta Faucet/Coors Light/Hemelgarn Racing D/A/G Hemelgarn Racing Dennis LaCava

91T Buddy Lazier Vail, Colo. Delta Faucet/Coors Light/Hemelgarn Racing D/A/G Hemelgarn Racing Dennis LaCava

92 Johnny Unser Hailey, Idaho Tae-Bo/Delta Faucet/Hemelgarn Racing D/A/G Hemelgarn Racing Dennis LaCava

92T Johnny Unser Hailey, Idaho Tae-Bo/Delta Faucet/Hemelgarn Racing D/A/G Hemelgarn Racing Dennis LaCava

98 Donnie Beechler Springfield, Ill. Big Daddy's BBQ Sauce and Spices D/A/F Cahill Auto Racing, Inc. Kevin Hertle

98T Donnie Beechler Springfield, Ill. Big Daddy's BBQ Sauce and Spices D/A/F Cahill Auto Racing, Inc. Kevin Hertle

99 Sam Schmidt Las Vegas Sprint PCS G/A/F Treadway Racing, LLC Rick Hurford

99T Sam Schmidt Las Vegas Sprint PCS G/A/F Treadway Racing, LLC Rick Hurford

Legend: Chassis: D=Dallara, G=G Force, R=Riley & Scott. Engine: A=Oldsmobile Aurora, I=Nissan Infiniti. Tire: F=Firestone, G=Goodyear. R=Rookie. Issued: 09/14/99

Source: IRL/IMS

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Buzz Calkins , Robby McGehee , Greg Ray , Eddie Cheever , Robbie Buhl , Eliseo Salazar , Buddy Lazier , Stephan Gregoire , Jeff Ward , Davey Hamilton , Scott Sharp , Billy Boat , Mark Dismore , Scott Goodyear , Donnie Beechler , Kenny Brack , Sam Schmidt , Tyce Carlson , Scott Harrington , Ronnie Johncox , Johnny Unser , Robby Unser , Dick Simon , A.J. Foyt , Jaques Lazier , John King