The other new entrants to the Challenge will be Ryan Hunter-Reay from Andretti Autosport-Honda and Marco Andretti who will take over their cars # 28 and # 98 from Scott Speed and Kyle Kirkwood respectively.
Carlin-Chevrolet will have two competitors in the race, while Max Chilton – an ironic participant considering his real abandonment of all ovals except the Indianapolis 500 – will join Felipe Nasr,
Like Earnhardt, regular Indy 500 participant James Davison will secure a provisional IndyCar seat in entrance # 33 BYRD Tilson.
The last time IndyCar raced on the real Michigan International Speedway was in 2007, when five of Saturday’s competitors competed. Tony Kanaan won, defeating Andretti to the flag by only 0.06 s, Hunter-Reay taking sixth place, Dixon 10e and carpenter 14e.
The race will be broadcast again on NBCSN starting at 2:30 p.m. ET.