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Tung enters Indianapolis 500

Ho-Pin TungHo-Pin Tung is to become the first Chinese driver to enter the Indianapolis 500, in a car run in a collaboration between Sam Schmidt Motorsports and Dragon Racing.

The 28-year-old, who is part of the Renault Formula 1 team's test and reserve driver line-up, had his maiden IndyCar test with FAZZT last winter. The squad was subsequently taken over by Schmidt.

"I am very excited to take part in the Indy 500 with Schmidt Dragon Racing," said Tung. "The support for me in China has always been tremendous, and it's a great honour to be the first Chinese driver ever to take part in this special race, especially being the 100th edition.

"I realise it will be tough since it will be my IndyCar debut, but Sam Schmidt Motorsports has shown great results in the last few races at the Indy 500, and Jay Penske and the Dragon Racing team has proven they can deliver a highly competitive race car, so I am confident to have a good chance to qualify for the race."

Schmidt is also entering its full-season driver Alex Tagliani plus Townsend Bell at Indy, and partnering with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing on a car for Jay Howard.

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