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.
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.
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.
Car: No. 36 Conquest Racing Team: Conquest Racing Note: Mann, who is fluent in Italian, is a fan of the AC Milan soccer team.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
Car: No. 7 Team GoDaddy Team: Andretti Autosport Note: In addition to IndyCar, she also drives in the NASCAR Nationwide Series for JR Motorsports.
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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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.
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.
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.
Car: No. 88 Service Central Schmidt-RLL Racing Team: Sam Schmidt – RLL Racing Note: In addition to racing, Howard enjoys boxing and playing soccer.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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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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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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.
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.
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.
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.
Car: No. 44 Panther Racing Team: Panther Racing Note: Rice likes to spend his spare time collecting and restoring classic cars.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.