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The Drive at Indy: Your Row-by-Row Indy 500 Spotter’s Guide

Not sure who starts where or what certain drivers' cars look like? Here's your go-to guide for Sunday's race.
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After nearly a month’s worth of practices, knock out competitions, and even a race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s road course, it’s finally time to gear up for the Greatest Spectacle in Racing: The Indy 500.

The field of 33 drivers will see the green flag wave courtesy of Hollywood superstar Chris Hemsworth, who will also be joined by a dozen other celebrities at the 102nd running of the Indy 500. So, if you haven’t followed all of our on-site reporting during the month of May and don’t have a clue as to who starts where, this is your last chance to catch up.

Front Row

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Ed Carpenter – No. 20 Ed Carpenter Racing – Chevy

Simon Pagenaud – No. 22 Team Penske – Chevy

Will Power – No. 12 Team Penske – Chevy

Row Two

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Josef Newgarden – No. 1 Team Penske – Chevy

Sebastien Bourdais – No. 18 Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser Sullivan – Honda

Spencer Pigot – No. 21 Ed Carpenter Racing – Chevy

Row Three

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Danica Patrick – No. 13 Ed Carpenter Racing – Chevy

Helio Castroneves – No. 3 Team Penske – Chevy

Scott Dixon – No. 9 Chip Ganassi Racing – Honda

Row Four

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Tony Kanaan – No. 14 A.J. Foyt Enterprises – Chevy

Matheus Leist – No. 4 A.J. Foyt Enterprises – Chevy

Marco Andretti – No. 98 Andretti Herta Autosport with Curb-Agajanian – Honda

Row Five

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Zachary Claman De Melo – No. 19 Dale Coyne Racing – Honda

Ryan Hunter-Reay – No. 28 Andretti Autosport – Honda

Charlie Kimball – No. 23 Carlin – Chevy

Row Six

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Takuma Sato – No. 30 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing – Honda

Kyle Kaiser – No. 32 Juncos Racing – Chevy

Robert Wickens – No. 6 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports – Honda

Row Seven

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James Davison – No. 33 Foyt with Byrd/Hollinger/Belardi – Chevy

Max Chilton – No. 59 Carlin – Chevy

Carlos Munoz – No. 29 Andretti Autosport – Honda

Row Eight

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Gabby Chaves – No. 88 Harding Racing – Chevy

Stefan Wilson – No. 25 Andretti Autosport – Honda

Sage Karam – No. 24 – Dreyer & Reinbold Racing – Chevy

Row Nine

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Zach Veach – No. 26 – Andretti Autosport – Honda

Oriol Servia – No. 64 Scuderia Corsa with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing – Honda

JR Hildebrand – No. 66 Dreyer & Reinbold Racing – Chevy

Row Ten

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Jay Howard – No. 7 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports with AFS Racing – Honda

Ed Jones – No. 10 Chip Ganassi Racing – Honda

Graham Rahal – No. 15 Rahal Letterman Lannigan Racing – Honda

Row Eleven

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Jack Harvey – No. 60 Meyer Shank Racing with Schmidt Peterson – Honda

Alexander Rossi – No. 27 Andretti Autosport – Honda

Conor Daly – No. 17 Dale Coyne and Thom Burns Racing – Honda