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2020 Indy 500 Starting Grid

AUGUST 16, 2020

For the first time in its storied history, this year’s Indy 500 will be held without fans in the stands. That won’t keep us down, however, as we’re all set to tune into the race this Sunday, August 23rd. An Andretti (Marco) sits atop the pole ahead of a strong field of drivers, including eight former Indy 500 winners, six IndyCar champions and five rookies in the running for Rookie of the Year. We’ve been waiting 15 months for this one. Let’s go racing. 

Here’s an insider’s look at the starting grid for the 104th Running of the Indy 500:

Marco Andretti

- Starting Position: 1
- 21st in IndyCar Series Standings
- Milk of choice: whole
- Car #98
- Hometown: Nazarath, Pennsylvania
- 15th Indy 500

Mario Andretti next to an IndyCar

Scott Dixon

- Starting Position: 2
- 1st in IndyCar Series Standings
- Milk of choice: whole
- Car #9
- Hometown: Auckland, New Zealand
- 18th Indy 500 (2008 winner)

Takuma Sato

- Starting Position: 3
- 17th in IndyCar Series Standings
- Milk of choice: two-percent
- Car #30
- Hometown: Tokyo, Japan
- 11th Indy 500 (2017 Winner)


Rinus VeeKay

- Starting Position: 4
- 19th in IndyCar Series Standings
- Milk of choice: whole
- Car #21
- Hometown: Hoofddorp, Netherlands
- Rookie: First Indy 500

Ryan Hunter-Reay

- Starting Position: 5
- 15th in IndyCar Series Standings
- Milk of choice: two-percent
- Car #28
- Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
- 13th Indy 500 (2014 winner)

James Hinchcliffe

- Starting Position: 6
- 25th in IndyCar Series Standings
- Milk of choice: whole
- Car #29
- Hometown: Toronto, Canada
- 9th Indy 500

James Hincliffe standing with his arms crossed


Alex Palou

- Starting Position: 7
- 13th in IndyCar Series Standings
- Milk of choice: whole
- Car #55
- Hometown: Barcelona, Spain
- Rookie: First Indy 500

Graham Rahal

- Starting Position: 8
- 5th in IndyCar Series Standings
- Milk of choice: two-percent
- Car #15
- Hometown: New Albany, Ohio
- 13th Indy 500

Alexander Rossi

- Starting Position: 9
- 10th in IndyCar Series Standings
- Milk of choice: whole
- Car #27
- Hometown: Nevada City, California
- 5th Indy 500 (2016 winner)


Colton Herta

- Starting Position: 10
- 7th in IndyCar Series Standings
- Milk of choice: whole
- Car #88
- Hometown: Belleair, Florida
- 2nd Indy 500

colton herta standing next to an IndyCar

Marcus Ericsson

- Starting Position: 11
- 8th in IndyCar Series Standings
- Milk of choice: two-percent
- Car #8
- Hometown: Kumla, Sweden
- 2nd Indy 500

Spencer Pigot

- Starting Position: 12
- 27th in IndyCar Series Standings
- Milk of choice: whole
- Car #45
- Hometown: Orlando, Florida
- 5th Indy 500


Josef Newgarden

- Starting Position: 13
- 3rd in IndyCar Series Standings
- Milk of choice: whole
- Car #1
- Hometown: Nashville, TN
- 9th Indy 500

Felix Rosenqvist

- Starting Position: 14
- 9th in IndyCar Series Standings
- Milk of choice: two-percent
- Car #10
- Hometown: Varnamo, Sweden
- 2nd Indy 500

Felix standing next to a blue IndyCar

Pato O’Ward

- Starting Position: 15
- 4th in IndyCar Series Standings
- Milk of choice: whole
- Car #5
- Hometown: Monterrey, Mexico
- Rookie: First Indy 500 


Ed Carpenter

- Starting Position: 16
- 22nd in IndyCar Series Standings
- Milk of choice: whole
- Car #20
- Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
- 17th Indy 500

Zach Veach

- Starting Position: 17
- 19th in IndyCar Series Standings
- Milk of choice: whole
- Car # 26
- Hometown: Stockdale, Ohio
- 4th Indy 500

Conor Daly

- Starting Position: 18
- 14th in IndyCar Series Standings
- Milk of choice: fat-free
- Car #47
- Hometown: Noblesville, Indiana
- 7th Indy 500


Santino Ferrucci

- Starting Position: 19
- 11th in IndyCar Series Standings
- Milk of choice: whole
- Car #18
- Hometown: Woodbury, Connecticut 
- 2nd Indy 500

Ferucci standing next to an IndyCar

Jack Harvey

- Starting Position: 20
- 16th in IndyCar Series Standings
- Milk of choice: whole
- Car #60
- Hometown: Bassingham, England
- 4th Indy 500

Oliver Askew

- Starting Position: 21
- 12th in IndyCar Series Standings
- Milk of choice: whole
- Car #7
- Hometown: Jupiter, Florida
- Rookie: 1st Indy 500 


Will Power

- Starting Position: 22
- 5th in IndyCar Series Standings
- Milk of choice: whole
- Car #12
- Hometown: Toowoomba, Australia
- 13th Indy 500 (2018 winner)

Tony Kanaan

- Starting Position: 23
- 23rd in IndyCar Series Standings
- Milk of choice: two-percent
- Car #14
- Hometown: Salvador, Brazil
- 19th Indy 500 (2013 winner)

Dalton Kellett

- Starting Position: 24
- 26th in IndyCar Series Standings
- Milk of choice: whole
- Car #41
- Hometown: Stouffville, Canada
- Rookie: First Indy 500


Simon Pagenaud

- Starting Position: 25
- 2nd in IndyCar Series Standings
- Milk of choice: whole
- Car #22
- Hometown: Montmorillon, France
- 9th Indy 500 (2019 winner)

Fernando Alonso

- Starting Position: 26
- Milk of choice: whole
- Car #66
- Hometown: Oviedo, Spain
- 2nd Indy 500

James Davison

- Starting Position: 27
- Milk of choice: whole
- Car #51
- Hometown: Melbourne, Australia 
- 6th Indy 500


Helio Castroneves

- Starting Position: 28
- Milk of choice: whole
- Car #3
- Hometown: Sao Paulo, Brazil
- 20th Indy 500 (2001, 2002 and 2009 winner)

Helio Castroneves standing next to an IndyCar

Charlie Kimball

- Starting Position: 29
- 18th in IndyCar Series Standings
- Milk of choice: whole
- Car #4
- Hometown: Camarillo, California
- 10th Indy 500

Max Chilton

- Starting Position: 30
- 24th in IndyCar Series Standings
- Milk of choice: whole
- Car #59
- Hometown: Reigate, England
- 4th Indy 500


Sage Karam

- Starting Position: 31
- 27th in IndyCar Series Standings
- Milk of choice: two-percent
- Car #24
- Hometown: Nazareth, Pennsylvania
- 7th Indy 500

JR Hildebrand

- Starting Position: 32
- Milk of choice: whole
- Car #67
- Hometown: Sausalito, California
- 10th Indy 500

Ben Hanley

- Starting Position: 33
- Milk of choice: two-percent
- Car #81
- Hometown: Manchester, England
- 2nd Indy 500

Drivers…Start. Your. Engines!