Indianapolis 500 reaches 33 cars as James Davison seals KV seat

James Davison has been confirmed as driver of a fourth KV Racing Technology entry for the 2014 Indianapolis 500, as reported by AUTOSPORT earlier this week

Indianapolis 500 reaches 33 cars as James Davison seals KV seat

The Australian will drive the team's #33 entry, which also completes the traditional 33-car field for the race.

He will run a part-time programme due to budgetary constraints, meaning that he is scheduled to complete rookie orientation and practice for the first time next Thursday. The rest of the field will begin practice on Sunday.

It will be Davison's third IndyCar start and first on an oval, and he said he is looking forward to the experience.

"It's been my childhood dream to race in and win the Indy 500," said the 27-year-old, whose chassis previously served as Panther Racing's main oval car.

"I have had to work very hard and persevere to get here with KV Racing Technology. Finally, it's arrived and I have a fantastic opportunity with the reigning Indianapolis 500 champion team.

"I feel I have the best of chances to do well."

Davison was runner-up in the 2009 Indy Lights championship although in recent years he has primarily raced in sportscars. He is currently part of the TRG-AMR line-up in the United SportsCar Series.

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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