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Nine former winners at Indy 500

There are 34 entries set to contest the 33 starting spots for this year’s edition of Indy 500. Among these drivers, there are nine former winners

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The four-time-winner Helio Castroneves (2001, 2002, 2009, 2021) will be dreaming on a new victory that would put him as the greatest Indy 500 winner of all time.


Marcus Ericsson will be running up for his second win. The Swedish driver won in 2022.


Takuma Sato will be fighting for a place on the grid too. The japonese driver won twice (2017 and 2020). The others former winners that will be on qualifying are: Scott Dixon (2008), Tony Kanaan (2013), Ryan Hunter-Reay (2014), Alexander Rossi (2016), Will Power (2018) and Simon Pagenaud (2019).


Despite having nine drivers in dispute, the record of former winners on the same grid is ten, set in 1992.


Here are all Indy 500 winners:


1911 – Ray Harroun

1912 – Joe Dawson

1913 – Jules Goux

1914 – Rene Thomas

1915 – Ralph DePalma

1916 – Dario Resta

1919 – Howdy Wilcox

1920 – Gaston Chevrolet

1921 – Tommy Milton

1922 – Jimmy Murphy

1923 – Tommy Milton

1924 – Lora Corum, Joe Boyer

1925 – Peter DaPaolo

1926 – Frank Lockhart

1927 – George Souders

1928 – Lou Meyer

1929 – Ray Keech

1930 – Billy Arnold

1931 – Louis Schneider

1932 – Fred Frame

1933 – Lou Meyer

1934 – Bill Cummings

1935 – Kelly Petillo

1936 – Lou Meyer

1937 – Wilbur Shaw

1938 – Floyd Roberts

1939 – Wilbur Shaw

1940 – Wilbur Shaw

1941 – Floyd Davis, Mauri Rose

1946 – George Robson

1947 – Mauri Rose

1948 – Mauri Rose

1949 – Bill Holland

1950 – Johnnie Parson

1951 – Lee Wallard

1952 – Troy Ruttman

1953 – Bill Vukovich

1954 – Bill Vukovich

1955 – Bob Sweikert

1956 – Pat Flaherty

1957 – Sam Hanks

1958 – Jimmy Bryan

1959 – Rodger Ward

1960 – Jim Rathmann

1961 – A.J. Foyt Jr.

1962 – Rodger Ward

1963 – Parnelli Jones

1964 – A.J. Foyt Jr.

1965 – Jim Clark

1966 – Graham Hill

1967 – A.J. Foyt Jr.

1968 – Bobby Unser

1969 – Mario Andretti

1970 – Al Unser

1971 – Al Unser

1972 – Mark Donohue

1973 – Gordon Johncock

1974 – Johnny Rutherford

1975 – Bobby Unser

1976 – Johnny Rutherford

1977 – A.J. Foyt Jr.

1978 – Al Unser

1979 – Rick Mears

1980 – Johnny Rutherford

1981 – Bobby Unser

1982 – Gordon Johncock

1983 – Tom Sneva

1984 – Rick Mears

1985 – Danny Sullivan

1986 – Bobby Rahal

1987 – Al Unser

1988 – Rick Mears

1989 – Emerson Fittipaldi

1990 – Arie Luyendyk

1991 – Rick Mears

1992 – Al Unser Jr.

1993 – Emerson Fittipaldi

1994 – Al Unser Jr.

1995 – Jacques Villeneuve

1996 – Buddy Lazier

1997 – Arie Luyendyk

1998 – Eddie Cheever Jr.

1999 – Kenny Brack

2000 – Juan Montoya

2001 – Helio Castroneves

2002 – Helio Castroneves

2003 – Gil de Ferran

2004 – Buddy Rice

2005 – Dan Wheldon

2006 – Sam Hornish Jr.

2007 – Dario Franchitti

2008 – Scott Dixon

2009 – Helio Castroneves

2010 – Dario Franchitti

2011 – Dan Wheldon

2012 – Dario Franchitti

2013 – Tony Kanaan

2014 – Ryan Hunter-Reay

2015 – Juan Pablo Montoya

2016 – Alexander Rossi

2017 – Takuma Sato

2018 – Will Power

2019 – Simon Pagenaud

2020 – Takuma Sato

2021 – Helio Castroneves

2022 – Marcus Ericsson

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