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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