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Townsend Bell secures Indianapolis 500 seat with Dreyer & Reinbold

Townsend Bell will return to the Indianapolis 500 this year in a Chevrolet-powered car entered by Dreyer & Reinbold-Kingdom Racing

Bell, who turns 40 this week, has made eight previous appearances at the Brickyard, including one with Dreyer & Reinbold in 2008.

"We are extremely pleased to have Townsend back in our car for the Indianapolis 500," said team owner Dennis Reinbold.

"Townsend has proven to be a contender at Indy for many years, including last year's event when he was running second with 10 laps to go."

Bell's career best result at the 500 is fourth, which he achieved in 2009 with KV Racing Technology.

The sportscar regular ran as high as second in last year's race, again with KV, before a late crash left him classified 25th.

INDY 500 FIELD SO FAR

AJ FOYT RACING (Honda)
#14 Takuma Sato
#41 Jack Hawksworth

ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT (Honda)
#25 Justin Wilson
#26 Carlos Munoz
#27 Marco Andretti
#28 Ryan Hunter-Reay
#29 Simona de Silvestro

BRYAN HERTA AUTOSPORT (Honda)
#98 Gabby Chaves

CFH RACING (Chevy)
#6 JR Hildebrand
#20 Ed Carpenter
#67 Josef Newgarden

CHIP GANASSI RACING (Chevy)
#8 Sage Karam
#9 Scott Dixon
#10 Tony Kanaan
#83 Charlie Kimball
#tba Sebastian Saavedra

DALE COYNE RACING (Honda)
#63 Pippa Mann

DREYER & REINBOLD - KINGDOM RACING (Chevy)
#24 Townsend Bell

JONATHAN BYRD'S RACING (Chevy)
#88 Bryan Clauson

KV RACING TECHNOLOGY (Chevy)
#4 Stefano Coletti
#11 Sebastien Bourdais

LAZIER PARTNERS RACING (Chevy)
#91 Buddy Lazier

TEAM PENSKE (Chevy)
#1 Will Power
#2 Juan Pablo Montoya
#3 Helio Castroneves
#22 Simon Pagenaud

RAHAL LETTERMAN LANIGAN RACING (Honda)
#15 Graham Rahal
#16 Oriol Servia

SCHMIDT PETERSON MOTORSPORT (Honda)
#7 James Jakes
#77 James Hinchcliffe

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