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2021 Indy 500 Starting Grid

MAY 24, 2021

2021 Indy 500 Starting Grid

For the first time in two years, there are fans in the stands during the month of May in Indy, and we couldn’t be more excited.

Six-time and reigning IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon takes the pole position as we head into race weekend. Dixon is joined by the two youngest drivers in the field in the front row of the 105th running of the Indianapolis 500. This year’s roster includes 9 previous Indy 500 winners and two rookies alongside a large number of up-and-coming drivers looking to steal the spotlight come Memorial Day Weekend. 

Here’s an insider’s look at the starting grid for the 105th Running of the Indy 500:

Driver: Scott Dixon

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

Scott Dixon

Driver: Colton Herta

- Starting Position: 2
- 10th in IndyCar Series Standings
- Milk of choice: whole
- Car #26
- Hometown: Valencia, California
- 3rd Indy 500

Driver: Rinus VeeKay

- Starting Position: 3
- 6th in IndyCar Series Standings
- Milk of choice: whole
- Car #21
- Hometown: Hoofddorp, Netherlands
- 2nd Indy 500


Driver: Ed Carpenter

- Starting Position: 4
- 24th in IndyCar Series Standings
- Milk of choice: buttermilk/whole
- Car #20
- Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
- 18th Indy 500

Driver: Tony Kanaan

- Starting Position: 5
- 23rd in IndyCar Series Standings
- Milk of choice: two percent
- Car #48
- Hometown: Salvador, Brazil
- 20th Indy 500 (2013 winner)

Driver: Alex Palou

- Starting Position: 6
- 2nd in IndyCar Series Standings
- Milk of choice: whole
- Car #10
- Hometown: Barcelona, Spain
- 2nd Indy 500

Alex Palou


Driver: Ryan Hunter-Reay

- Starting Position: 7
- 17th in IndyCar Series Standings
- Milk of choice: two percent
- Car #28
- Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
- 14th Indy 500 (2014 winner)

Driver: Helio Castroneves

- Starting Position: 8
- Milk of choice: two percent
- Car #06
- Hometown: Sao Paulo, Brazil
- 21st Indy 500 (2001, 2002 and 2009 winner)

Driver: Marcus Ericsson

- Starting Position: 9
- 11th in IndyCar Series Standings
- Milk of choice: two percent
- Car #8
- Hometown: Kumla, Sweden
- 3rd Indy 500

Marcus Ericcson


Driver: Alexander Rossi

- Starting Position: 10
- 14th in IndyCar Series Standings
- Milk of choice: whole
- Car #27
- Hometown: Nevada City, California
- 6th Indy 500 (2016 winner)

Driver: Ed Jones

- Starting Position: 11
- 19th in IndyCar Series Standings
- Milk of choice: two percent
- Car #18
- Hometown: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- 4th Indy 500

Ed Jones

Driver: Pato O’Ward

- Starting Position: 12
- 4th in IndyCar Series Standings
- Milk of choice: whole
- Car #5
- Hometown: Monterrey, Mexico
- 2nd Indy 500 


Driver: Pietro Fittipaldi

- Starting Position: 13
- 26th in IndyCar Series Standings
- Milk of choice: whole
- Car #51
- Hometown: Sao Paulo, Brazil
- Rookie

Driver: Felix Rosenqvist

- Starting Position: 14
- 18th in IndyCar Series Standings
- Milk of choice: two percent
- Car #7
- Hometown: Varnamo, Sweden
- 9th Indy 500

Driver: Takuma Sato

- Starting Position: 15
- 12th in IndyCar Series Standings
- Milk of choice: two percent
- Car #30
- Hometown: Tokyo, Japan
- 12th Indy 500 (2017 and 2020 winner)


Driver: James Hinchcliffe

- Starting Position: 16
- 20th in IndyCar Series Standings
- Milk of choice: whole
- Car #29
- Hometown: Toronto, Canada
- 10th Indy 500

Driver: Scott McLaughlin

- Starting Position: 17
- 8th in IndyCar Series Standings
- Milk of choice: whole
- Car # 3
- Hometown: Christchurch, New Zealand
- Rookie

Scott McLaughlin

Driver: Graham Rahal

- Starting Position: 18
- 5th in IndyCar Series Standings
- Milk of choice: two percent
- Car #15
- Hometown: New Albany, Ohio
- 14th Indy 500


Driver: Conor Daly

- Starting Position: 19
- 21st in IndyCar Series Standings
- Milk of choice: two percent
- Car #47
- Hometown: Noblesville, Indiana
- 8th Indy 500

 

Driver: Jack Harvey

- Starting Position: 20
- 13th in IndyCar Series Standings
- Milk of choice: whole
- Car #60
- Hometown: Bassingham, England
- 5th Indy 500

Driver: Josef Newgarden

- Starting Position: 21
- 3rd in IndyCar Series Standings
- Milk of choice: whole
- Car #2
- Hometown: Nashville, TN
- 8th Indy 500

Joseph Newgarden


Driver: JR Hildebrand

- Starting Position: 22
- Milk of choice: whole
- Car #1
- Hometown: Sausalito, California
- 11th Indy 500

Driver: Santino Ferrucci

- Starting Position: 23
- Milk of choice: whole
- Car #45
- Hometown: Woodbury, Connecticut 
- 3rd Indy 500

Santino Ferrucci

Juan Pablo Montoya

- Starting Position: 24
- 28th in IndyCar Series Standings
- Milk of choice: chocolate/whole
- Car #86
- Hometown: Bogota, Columbia
- 6th Indy 500 (2000 and 2015 winner)


Driver: Marco Andretti

- Starting Position: 25
- Milk of choice: whole
- Car #98
- Hometown: Nazarath, Pennsylvania
- 16th Indy 500

Driver: Simon Pagenaud

- Starting Position: 26
- 7th in IndyCar Series Standings
- Milk of choice: whole
- Car #22
- Hometown: Montmorillon, France
- 10th Indy 500 (2019 winner)

Simon Pagenaud

Sebastien Bourdais

- Starting Position: 27
- 16th in IndyCar Series Standings
- Milk of choice: two percent
- Car #14
- Hometown: Le Mans, France
- 10th Indy 500


Driver: Stefan Wilson

- Starting Position: 28
- Milk of choice: whole
- Car #25
- Hometown: Sheffield, England
- 3rd Indy 500

Driver: Max Chilton

- Starting Position: 29
- 27th in IndyCar Series Standings
- Milk of choice: whole
- Car #59
- Hometown: Reigate, England
- 5th Indy 500

Driver: Dalton Kellett

- Starting Position: 30
- 22nd in IndyCar Series Standings
- Milk of choice: whole
- Car #4
- Hometown: Stouffville, Canada
- 2nd Indy 500


Driver: Sage Karam

- Starting Position: 31
- Milk of choice: two percent
- Car #24
- Hometown: Nazareth, Pennsylvania
- 8th Indy 500

Driver: Will Power

- Starting Position: 32
- 9th in IndyCar Series Standings
- Milk of choice: whole
- Car #12
- Hometown: Toowoomba, Australia
- 14th Indy 500 (2018 winner)

Driver: Simona De Silvestro

- Starting Position: 33
- Milk of choice: buttermilk/two percent
- Car #16
- Hometown: Thun, Switzerland
- 6th Indy 500

Simona


Fast Facts:

- The 105th Running of the Indianapolis 500 will take place on Sunday, May 30, 2021, at 12:45 pm ET.
- The 2020 Indianapolis 500 was held in August with no fans in the stands. Takuma Sato won claiming his second career Indy 500 victory.

 

Without further ado…Drivers, Start. Your. Engines!