Jacques Villeneuve will run the Indy 500

42-year-old Canuck Jaques Villeneuve is slated to run at Indianapolis for the 500.

Jacques Villeneuve is slated to return to the Indianapolis 500 with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, Racer.com’s Robin Miller is reporting.

The team has called a press conference this coming Wednesday when the official announcement is expected to be made.

Villeneuve has seen much success in the open wheel ranks in his long storied career, claiming the 1997 Formula One World Championship and the 1995 CART title.

While the last couple years have been slower for the Canadian driver, he has dabbled in NASCAR in the past couple years.

He will be running the FIA World Rallycross season this year in a Peugeot. The Indianapolis 500 will not conflict with that schedule.

More on this story as it develops Wednesday.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Jacques Villeneuve , Robin Miller , Peter Schmidt
Teams Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
Article type Breaking news
Tags 2.5 mile, dw12, fast friday, indianapolis 500, indianapolis motor speedway, pole sitter, schmidt peterson racing, villeneuve