(INDIANAPOLIS,IN) – The field for the 107th running of the Indianapolis 500 got alittle more clearer today.
It was announced today that Arrow McLaren SP will now enter a 4th entry, NTT IndyCar Series Champion and Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaan will pilot the entry. The team informed its staff of the decision on Thursday, which followed an interview with McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown conducted on Tuesday where he said a decision on fielding a fourth car would be made “in the next two weeks.”
The winner of the 2013 Indianapolis 500 with KV Racing was at the top of the team’s wish list, especially after his transformational effort in May, where his 4 Chip Ganassi Racing teammates credited the Brazilian with playing a significant role in shaping the program into the dominant and race-winning team at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The team that came closest to challenging CGR for the win was AMSP, which continues to pursue its first Indianapolis 500 victory.
Kanaan, who is also believed to have been pursued by Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing for a 4th RLL seat at Indy, will join second-place finisher Pato O’Ward, Felix Rosenqvist, who was P4 in this year’s race, and fellow Indianapolis 500 winner Alexander Rossi in one of the most powerful Indy 500 lineups assembled for 2023.