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NASCAR 167 43 2011 Indianapolis 500 starting grid 29820327 Polesitter Alex Tagliani Polesitter+Alex+Tagliani NASCAR Car: No. 77 Bowers & Wilkins/Sam Schmidt Motorsports
Team: Sam Schmidt Motorsports
Note: The polesitter for the Indy 500 is a Quebec native who's a fan of the Montreal Canadiens.
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NASCAR 167 43 2011 Indianapolis 500 starting grid 29815597 Scott Dixon Scott+Dixon NASCAR Car: No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing
Team: Target Chip Ganassi Racing
Note: Dixon's mother and father were both dirt-track race car drivers.
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NASCAR 167 43 2011 Indianapolis 500 starting grid 29818781 Oriol Servia Oriol+Servia NASCAR Car: No. 2 Telemundo Newman/Haas Racing
Team: Newman/Haas Racing
Note: Servia's unique helmet design is a tribute to artist Salvador Dali. Both are from the same region in Spain.
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NASCAR 167 43 2011 Indianapolis 500 starting grid 29819346 Townsend Bell Townsend+Bell NASCAR Car: No. 99 Herbalife Schmidt Pelfrey Racing
Team: Sam Schmidt Motorsports
Note: Bell got into racing after college when he took a three-day course at the Skip Barber Racing School.
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NASCAR 167 43 2011 Indianapolis 500 starting grid 29815600 Will Power Will+Power NASCAR

Car: No. 12 Verizon Team Penske
Team: Team Penske
Note: Power is also a drummer. He was taught how to play a few years ago by a race car engineer.

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NASCAR 167 43 2011 Indianapolis 500 starting grid 29819345 Dan Wheldon Dan+Wheldon NASCAR Car: No. 98 William Rast – Curb/Big Machine
Team: Bryan Herta Autosport with Curb/Agajanian
Note: The 2005 Indy 500 winner is a superstitious driver who taps the nose of his car three times before getting in.
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NASCAR 167 43 2011 Indianapolis 500 starting grid 29817925 Buddy Rice Buddy+Rice NASCAR Car: No. 44 Panther Racing
Team: Panther Racing
Note: Rice likes to spend his spare time collecting and restoring classic cars.
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NASCAR 167 43 2011 Indianapolis 500 starting grid 29819241 Ed Carpenter Ed+Carpenter NASCAR

Car: No. 67 Dollar General/Sarah Fisher Racing
Team: Sarah Fisher Racing
Note: Carpenter definitely loves Indiana: He's a Butler University graduate and a Colts season ticket holder.

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NASCAR 167 43 2011 Indianapolis 500 starting grid 29815598 Dario Franchitti Dario+Franchitti NASCAR Car: No. 10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing
Team: Target Chip Ganassi Racing
Note: Last year's Indy 500 winner, who was born and raised in Scotland, is married to actress Ashley Judd.
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NASCAR 167 43 2011 Indianapolis 500 starting grid 29818786 Takuma Sato Takuma+Sato NASCAR Car: No. 5 KV Racing Technology - Lotus
Team: KV Racing Technology - Lotus
Note: Before racing cars, he was a cycling champion. His first oval racing came on a velodrome.
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NASCAR 167 43 2011 Indianapolis 500 starting grid 29815601 Vitor Meira Vitor+Meira NASCAR Car: No. 14 ABC Supply Co. A.J. Foyt Racing
Team: A.J. Foyt Enterprises
Note: In addition to racing cars, Meira is an avid triathlon competitor.
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NASCAR 167 43 2011 Indianapolis 500 starting grid 29818782 JR Hildebrand JR+Hildebrand NASCAR Car: No. 4 National Guard Panther Racing
Team: Panther Racing
Note: Hildebrand's car number is in honor of co-owner Jim Harbaugh, who wore the number during most of his NFL career.
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NASCAR 167 43 2011 Indianapolis 500 starting grid 29819348 James Hinchcliffe James+Hinchcliffe NASCAR

Car: No. 06 Sprott Newman/Haas Racing
Team: Newman/Haas Racing
Note: In addition to racing, the IndyCar rookie previously worked as a television pit reporter.

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NASCAR 167 43 2011 Indianapolis 500 starting grid 29819235 Bertrand Baguette Bertrand+Baguette NASCAR

Car: No. 30 The RACB/Aspria RLL Special
Team: Rahal Letterman Lanigan LLC
Note: Need your taxes done? Ask Baguette, who has a degree in accounting.

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NASCAR 167 43 2011 Indianapolis 500 starting grid 29815599 Davey Hamilton Davey+Hamilton NASCAR Car: No. 11 HP/Dreyer & Reinbold Racing
Team: Dreyer & Reinbold Racing
Note: Hamilton is also a driver for the Indy Racing Experience, which allows fans to ride along in a two-seater IndyCar.
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NASCAR 167 43 2011 Indianapolis 500 starting grid 29818785 Helio Castroneves Helio+Castroneves NASCAR Car: No. 3 Shell V-Power/Pennzoil Ultra Team Penske
Team: Team Penske
Note: Castroneves not only has won three Indy 500s, but also the fifth season of "Dancing with the Stars."
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NASCAR 167 43 2011 Indianapolis 500 starting grid 29817920 John Andretti John+Andretti NASCAR Car: No. 43 Team Window World
Team: Richard Petty/ Andretti Autosport
Note: Andretti's uncle is Indy 500 winner Mario Andretti, and his godfather is four-time Indy 500 winner A.J. Foyt.
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NASCAR 167 43 2011 Indianapolis 500 starting grid 29817926 E.J. Viso E.J.+Viso NASCAR Car: No. 59 PDVSA – KV Racing Technology - Lotus
Team: KV Racing Technology – Lotus
Note: In his spare time, Viso likes to skydive, compete in triathlons and race motorcycles.
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NASCAR 167 43 2011 Indianapolis 500 starting grid 29815602 Justin Wilson Justin+Wilson NASCAR Car: No. 22 Z-Line Designs/Dreyer & Reinbold Racing
Team: Dreyer & Reinbold Racing
Note: He's the tallest IndyCar driver this season at 6-foot-3 1/2.
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NASCAR 167 43 2011 Indianapolis 500 starting grid 29827218 Jay Howard Jay+Howard NASCAR Car: No. 88 Service Central Schmidt-RLL Racing
Team: Sam Schmidt – RLL Racing
Note: In addition to racing, Howard enjoys boxing and playing soccer.
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NASCAR 167 43 2011 Indianapolis 500 starting grid 29819347 Tomas Scheckter Tomas+Scheckter NASCAR Car: No. 07 Team REDLINE Xtreme – Circle K
Team: KV Racing Technology – SH Racing
Note: Scheckter is the son of the 1979 Formula One champion Jody Scheckter.
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NASCAR 167 43 2011 Indianapolis 500 starting grid 29820328 Tony Kanaan Tony+Kanaan NASCAR Car: No. 82 GEICO – KV Racing Technology – Lotus
Team: KV Racing Technology - Lotus
Note: He qualified in the last spot for the 2010 Indy 500 but ran as high as second before running out of fuel with a few laps left.
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NASCAR 167 43 2011 Indianapolis 500 starting grid 29820326 Simona De Silvestro Simona+De+Silvestro NASCAR Car: No. 78 Nuclear Clean Air Energy HVM Racing
Team: Nuclear Clean Air Energy HVM Racing
Note: She had the best rookie finish in last year's Indy 500.
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NASCAR 167 43 2011 Indianapolis 500 starting grid 29815604 Paul Tracy Paul+Tracy NASCAR Car: No. 23 WIX Filters/Dreyer & Reinbold Racing
Team: Dreyer & Reinbold Racing
Note: The Canadian driver, who has never won at Indy, currently lives in Las Vegas.
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NASCAR 167 43 2011 Indianapolis 500 starting grid 29818789 Danica Patrick Danica+Patrick NASCAR Car: No. 7 Team GoDaddy
Team: Andretti Autosport
Note: In addition to IndyCar, she also drives in the NASCAR Nationwide Series for JR Motorsports.
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NASCAR 167 43 2011 Indianapolis 500 starting grid 29818788 Ryan Briscoe Ryan+Briscoe NASCAR Car: No. 6 IZOD Team Penske
Team: Team Penske
Note: The Australian Briscoe is a big Packers fan, thanks to his wife, who is a lifelong Green Bay fan.
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NASCAR 167 43 2011 Indianapolis 500 starting grid 29815605 Marco Andretti Marco+Andretti NASCAR Car: No. 26 Team Venom
Team: Andretti Autosport
Note: Andretti moved home this year, sort of. The Nazareth, Pa., native recently bought his childhood home from his racing dad, Michael.
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NASCAR 167 43 2011 Indianapolis 500 starting grid 29820325 Charlie Kimball Charlie+Kimball NASCAR Car: No. 83 Levemir and NovoLog FlexPen
Team: Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing
Note: The diabetic driver races with a wireless glucose monitor to track his sugar levels during races.
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NASCAR 167 43 2011 Indianapolis 500 starting grid 29819239 Graham Rahal Graham+Rahal NASCAR Car: No. 38 Service Central
Team: Service Central Chip Ganassi Racing
Note: Rahal was part of the race-winning team at this year's Rolex 24 at Daytona.
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NASCAR 167 43 2011 Indianapolis 500 starting grid 29818784 Alex Lloyd Alex+Lloyd NASCAR Car: No. 19 Boy Scouts of America
Team: Dale Coyne Racing
Note: Lloyd became close friends with F1 driver Lewis Hamilton during his early racing career in Europe.
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NASCAR 167 43 2011 Indianapolis 500 starting grid 29819234 Pippa Mann Pippa+Mann NASCAR Car: No. 36 Conquest Racing
Team: Conquest Racing
Note: Mann, who is fluent in Italian, is a fan of the AC Milan soccer team.
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NASCAR 167 43 2011 Indianapolis 500 starting grid 29815606 Ana Beatriz Ana+Beatriz NASCAR Car: No. 24 Team Ipiranga/Dreyer & Reinbold Racing
Team: Dreyer & Reinbold Racing
Note: Beatriz almost made it to the end of last year's Indy 500, crashing on the final lap.
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NASCAR 167 43 2011 Indianapolis 500 starting grid 29819236 Ryan Hunter-Reay Ryan+Hunter-Reay NASCAR

Car: No. 28 Team DHL/Sun Drop Citrus Soda
Team: Andretti Autosport
Note: Hunter-Reay actually likes wrecks -- underwater, that is. He's an avid scuba diver who likes to swim through wrecked ships.

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