Indianapolis 500: James Davison set to be 33rd entrant with KV

James Davison is expected to drive a fourth KV Racing Technology-prepared entry at the Indianapolis 500

Indianapolis 500: James Davison set to be 33rd entrant with KV

The presence of the Australian, who made two IndyCar starts with Dale Coyne Racing last year, will help to boost Chevrolet's engine representation for the series' marquee race, and will also ensure that the field hits its traditional car count of 33.

His car will carry #33, and the chassis will be that previously used by Panther Racing.

If the deal goes ahead, it will mark Davison's IndyCar oval debut.

Both of last year's appearances were on road courses, with the 27-year-old achieving a best result of 15th at Mid-Ohio.

Davison is KV's second additional entrant for the Indy 500, joining Townsend Bell alongside team regulars Sebastien Bourdais and Sebastian Saavedra.

Provisional Indy 500 entry list: # Driver Team Engine 2 Juan Pablo Montoya Penske Chevrolet 3 Helio Castroneves Penske Chevrolet 5 Jacques Villeneuve Schmidt Peterson Hamilton Honda 6 Townsend Bell KV Racing Technology Chevrolet 7 Mikhail Aleshin Schmidt Peterson Hamilton Honda 8 Ryan Briscoe Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 9 Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 10 Tony Kanaan Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 11 Sebastien Bourdais KV Racing Technology Chevrolet 12 Will Power Penske Chevrolet 14 Takuma Sato AJ Foyt Enterprises Honda 15 Graham Rahal Rahal Letterman Lanigan Honda 16 Oriol Servia Rahal Letterman Lanigan Honda 17 Sebastian Saavedra KV Racing Technology Chevrolet 18 Carlos Huertas Dale Coyne Racing Honda 19 Justin Wilson Dale Coyne Racing Honda 20 Ed Carpenter Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet 21 JR Hildebrand Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet 22 Sage Karam Ganassi/Dreyer & Reinbold Chevrolet 25 Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport Honda 26 Kurt Busch Andretti Autosport Honda 27 James Hinchcliffe Andretti Autosport Honda 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport Honda 33 James Davison KV Racing Technology Chevrolet 34 Carlos Munoz Andretti Autosport Honda 41 Martin Plowman AJ Foyt Enterprises Honda 63 Pippa Mann Dale Coyne Racing Honda 67 Josef Newgarden Sarah Fisher Hartman Honda 68 Alex Tagliani Sarah Fisher Hartman Honda 77 Simon Pagenaud Schmidt Peterson Hamilton Honda 83 Charlie Kimball Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 91 Buddy Lazier Lazier Partners Racing Chevrolet 98 Jack Hawksworth Bryan Herta Autosport Honda 
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