Hoosier Hundred Entry-List Biggest In Over a Decade

INDIANAPOLIS – While there won’t be any bumping this year for the Indianapolis 500, the Hoosier Hundred at the Indiana State Fairgrounds on Thursday night won’t have any problem with that.

Nearly 40 drivers are entered on the preliminary entry-list, 39 to be exact. That’s the largest since over decade when the last time that many cars showed up on the “Indy Mile” was in 2005. 

Kody Swanson headlines the list as the current USAC Silver Crown points leader and winner of the last three years here. The only time someone won four straight happened over 40 years ago when Al Unser accomplished that feat from 1970-1973.

Swanson, will see a push from two-time winner Jerry Coons Jr., who sits second in the points standings. The 2011 and 2012 winner has been strong this season and will look to derail Swanson on Thursday night.

Chris Windom may have the best chance to unseat Swanson as he’s won the last four Silver Crown races on dirt including nabbing a top five in every Silver Crown race last season. That allowed him to win the championship.

Dave Darland is a three time winner, last reaching victory lane in the race in 2004.

Even Jeff Swindell is on the entry-list, as the three-time winner himself first won 30 years ago in 1987. He also won in 1991 and again in 1993 too. It’s not like he’s washed up either, as he finished second after leading 55 laps last year at DuQuoin.

USAC Sprints points leader Justin Grant will compete as will CJ Leary.

2017 HOOSIER HUNDRED ENTRY LIST

07 JACOB WILSON

08 JOHNNY PETROZELLE

2 PATRICK LAWSON

3 A.J. FIKE

4 JOE LIGUORI

5 J.C. BLAND

6 DAMION GARDNER

12 BRIAN TYLER

14 ZACH DAUM

16 AUSTIN NEMIRE

18 KENNY GENTRY

20 JERRY COONS, JR.

21 JEFF SWINDELL

24 KEITH BURCH

26 AARON PIERCE

27 DAVE DARLAND

28 RONNIE GARDNER

30 C.J. LEARY

31 DAVE BERKHEIMER

32 JOSS MOFFATT

39 MATT GOODNIGHT

40 DAVID BYRNE

44 DANNY LONG

48 BRADY BACON

51 RUSS GAMESTER

53 STEVE BUCKWALTER

54 MARK SMITH

55 CASEY SHUMAN

63 KODY SWANSON

71 SHANE COCKRUM

75 BILL ROSE

81 SHANE COTTLE

91 JUSTIN GRANT

92 CHRIS WINDOM

95 PATRICK BRUNS

97 TYLER COURTNEY

99 KOREY WEYANT

120 HUNTER SCHUERENBERG

201 DAKOTA JACKSON

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