IRL: Former winners file Indy 500 entires

FORMER WINNERS HEMELGARN, CHEEVER FILE INDY ENTRIES INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, March 9, 2005 -- Indianapolis 500-winning teams Hemelgarn Racing and Red Bull Cheever Racing each filed entries March 9 for the 89th running of the "Greatest Spectacle...

FORMER WINNERS HEMELGARN, CHEEVER FILE INDY ENTRIES

INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, March 9, 2005 -- Indianapolis 500-winning teams Hemelgarn Racing and Red Bull Cheever Racing each filed entries March 9 for the 89th running of the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing."

1996 winner Hemelgarn filed one entry, while 1998 winner Cheever submitted two entries. Rookie Paul Dana was named as the driver of the Hemelgarn entry, while 2002 Indianapolis 500 Bank One co-Rookie of the Year Alex Barron and rookie Patrick Carpentier were named as drivers of the Red Bull Cheever Racing entries.

The 89th Indianapolis 500 is scheduled for Sunday, May 29 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Entries must be postmarked by midnight Wednesday, April 6.

Dana, from St. Louis, will drive the No. 91 Ethanol/Remy/LifeFitness Dallara/Toyota/Firestone as he attempts to make his first Indianapolis 500 start. A backup car has been entered.

Dana is a veteran of the Menards Infiniti Pro Series, winning in 2004 at Milwaukee and racing in the Futaba Freedom 100 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2003 and 2004.

Pat Jordan is the chief mechanic, and Lee Kunzman is the team manager.

Barron, from San Diego, will drive the No. 51 Red Bull Cheever Racing Toyota Dallara/Toyota/Firestone, with a backup car entered. He will attempt to make his fourth career Indianapolis 500 start. Barron has finished in the top 12 in each of his three starts, with a best result of fourth in 2002 when he was named co-Rookie of the Year with Tomas Scheckter.

Craig McCain is the chief mechanic.

Carpentier, from Ville Lasalle, Quebec, will attempt to make his first Indianapolis 500 start in the No. 83 Red Bull Cheever Racing Toyota Dallara/Toyota/Firestone, with a backup car entered. Rhodri Griffiths is the chief mechanic.

Max Jones is the team manager for both Cheever entries.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Patrick Carpentier , Alex Barron , Paul Dana , Max Jones