Scott Speed and Alex Lloyd Latest to Grow Entry List for 500

Eric SmithCorrespondent IIIMay 6, 2011

HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 20:  Scott Speed, driver of the #82 Red Bull Toyota, stands in the garage during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20, 2010 in Homestead, Florida.  (Photo by Jason Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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According to multiple sources, Scott Speed has landed a ride with Dragon Racing for the Centennial Indianapolis 500.  Speed will join fellow rookie Ho Ping Tung with the team.

A couple of major stories can happen if both drivers make the field of 33.  If Tung can qualify for the race, he will become the first Chinese driver to ever race in the 500.

If Speed qualifies for the race, he will be the second driver ever to race in the three biggest races ever at the Speedway (Indianapolis 500, Brickyard 400, and the former US Grand Prix).

I had Speed as part of my top ten drivers available to land a ride in the 500.  One other driver from that list also announced he would be joining a team in the 500 this evening, Alex Lloyd. 

Lloyd will drive the No. 19 Boy Scouts of America Honda for Dale Coyne Racing.

Lloyd has a career best finish in the 500 of fourth last season in the same ride. 

He is also a former Firestone Indy Lights Series Champion and a two time winner in the Indy Lights Series at the Speedway.


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