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2013 Indy 500: 33 cars on official entry list

The latest addition to the entry list is Townsend Bell, who has been given a race seat by Panther Racing which has itself won two Indy 500 races in the past.

“We're happy to have Townsend back,” said Panther Racing CEO and Managing Partner John Barnes said. "We feel like this addition really strengthens our effort with JR Hildebrand and Oriol Servià as we prepare to make another run at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway."

Bell - who has been working as a co-commentator for the IZOD IndyCar Series television coverage on the NBC Sports Network in 2013 - will be sponsored by fuel suppliers Sunoco and by film studio DreamWorks. He'll take at the wheel of the #60 car for his bid to make his seventh start in the race having made his Indy 500 début in 2006. So far at Indianapolis, he's taken three top ten finishes with a best finish of fourth place in 2011

“I'm a lucky guy,” Bell said. “To be able to return to a top team like Panther and at the same time join up with Sunoco and DreamWorks is a special occasion. Despite the late start, we're focused on making the most of the opportunity. With Panther's previous record at Indy I can't wait to get on track.

Pippa Mann's Dale Coyne Racing car has not yet announced its number, but the headline sponsor will be Cyclops Gear (a boutique line of recording eyewear) with further financial backing from Stenz Construction, Royal Spa and Bell Helmets. The associate sponsors will also make contributions to the Racing for Charity foundation.

"It's great to have been able to connect my associate sponsors with Racing For Cancer," said Mann. "It's a great opportunity to join this amazing organization in helping those afflicted with cancer and promoting early detection and prevention initiatives that support the global fight against cancer. I am extremely proud to be carrying the logo on my sleeve at this year's Indy 500."

Click here for the full 2013 Indy 500 entry list.



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