2024 Indy 500, crew by crew

The start of practice for the Indianapolis 500 is upon us, and with all of the track action set to begin today, it’s time for RACER’s annual look at the key parties in charge of leading each of the 34 entries that will try to secure one of the 33 starting positions for “The Greatest Spectacle In Racing.”


Santino Ferrucci, No. 14 Chevy

· Race Engineer: James Schnabel

· Chief Mechanic: Didier Francesia

· Race Strategist: Larry Foyt

· Spotter: Bryce Dininger

· Turn 3 spotter: Dane Carter


Sting Ray Robb, No. 41 Chevy

· Race Engineer: Mike Armbrester

· Chief Mechanic: Nick “Coop” Cooper


· Race Strategist: Craig Brooks

· Spotter: Dewayne Ellwanger

· Turn 3 Indy: Steve Barkdoll

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Colton Herta, No. 26 Honda

· Race Engineer: Nathan O’Rourke

· Chief Mechanic: Nick Allen

· Race Strategist: Rob Edwards

· Spotters: David Hunt, Mike Burrell


Kyle Kirkwood, No. 27 Honda

· Race Engineer: Jeremy Milless

· Chief Mechanic: Scott Marks

· Race Strategist: Bryan Herta

· Spotters: Jesse Vaughn, Jason Burgess


Marcus Ericsson, No. 28 Honda

· Race Engineer: Olivier Boisson

· Chief Mechanic: Tony Houk

· Race Strategist: Eric Bretzman

· Spotters: Brian Robson, Bob Perona


Marco Andretti, No. 98 Honda

· Race Engineer: Craig Hampson

· Chief Mechanic: Ernie Barrameda

· Race Strategist: Tim Keene

· Spotters: Kyle Lick, Tim Pagliuso



Pato O’Ward, No. 5 Chevy

· Race Engineer: Will Anderson

· Chief Mechanic: Chris Nash

· Race Strategist: Will Anderson/Nick Snyder

· Spotter: Bob Jeffrey


Callum Ilott, No. 6 Chevy

· Race Engineer: Robert Gue

· Chief Mechanic: Nick Kaminski

· Race Strategist: Blair Perschbacher

· Spotter: Bobby Dalzell


Alexander Rossi, No. 7 Chevy

· Race Engineer: Chris Lawrence

· Chief Mechanic: Todd Phillips

· Race Strategist: Brian Barnhart

· Spotter: Jason Reiner


Kyle Larson, No. 17 Chevy

· Race Engineer: Mike Pawlowski

· Chief Mechanic: Chris Stafford

· Race Strategist: Brian Campe

· Spotter: Tyler Monn


Kyffin Simpson, No. 4 Honda

· Race Engineer: Danielle Shepherd

· Chief Mechanic: Dave Pena

· Race Strategist: Chris Wheeler

· Spotter: Michael Crawford


Linus Lundqvist, No. 8 Honda

· Race Engineer: Brad Goldberg

· Chief Mechanic: Brad Wright

· Race Strategist: Blair Julian

· Spotter: Mark Gregory


Scott Dixon, No. 9 Honda

· Race Engineer: Ross Bunnell

· Chief Mechanic: Tyler Rees

· Race Strategist: Mike Hull

· Spotter: Robbie Fast


Alex Palou, No. 10 Honda

· Race Engineer: Julian Robertson

· Chief Mechanic: Ricky Davis

· Race Strategist: Barry Wanser

· Spotter: Lee Orebaugh


Marcus Armstrong, No. 11 Honda

· Race Engineer: Angela Ashmore

· Chief Mechanic: Jason Beck

· Race Strategist: Taylor Kiel

· Spotter: Chad Sims



Nolan Siegel, No. 18 Honda

· Race Engineer: Don Bricker

· Chief Mechanic: Renato Lepore

· Race Strategist: Dale Coyne

· Spotters: Todd Fields, Cole Carter


Katherine Legge, No. 51 Honda

· Race Engineer: Steve Newey

· Chief Mechanic: Shaun Brits

· Race Strategist: Mitch Davis

· Spotters: Pancho Carter, Trevor Mitchener



Ryan Hunter-Reay, No. 23 Chevy

· Race Engineer: Peter Gibbons

· Chief Mechanic: Andy Natalie

· Race Strategist: Todd Bowland

· Spotter T1: Frank Bolter

· Spotter T3: Rich Woodland


Conor Daly, No. 24 Chevy

· Race Engineer: Jeff Britton

· Chief Mechanic: Jamie Nanny

· Race strategist: Dennis Reinbold

· Spotter T1: Aaron Nelson

· Spotter T3: Logan Gomez



Ed Carpenter, No. 20 Chevy

· Race Engineer: Eric Cowdin

· Chief Mechanic: Jimmie Johnson

· Race Strategist: Tim Broyles

· Spotter: Dave Ramsey (Turn 1), Ayla Algren (Turn 3)


Rinus VeeKay, No. 21 Chevy

· Race Engineer: Matt Barnes

· Chief Mechanic: Austin Shepherd

· Race Strategist: Brent “Woody” Harvey

· Spotter: Justin Carey (Turn 1), Lee Bentham (Turn 3)


Christian Rasmussen, No. 33 Chevy

· Race Engineer: Pete Craik

· Chief Mechanic: Dave Arnold

· Race Strategist: John Gentilozzi

· Spotter: Glenn “Packy” Wheeler (Turn 1), Paul Griffin (Turn 3)



Romain Grosjean, No. 77 Chevy

· Race Engineer: Allen McDonald

· Chief Mechanic: Adam “Ty” Farrer

· Race Strategist: Dave O’Neill

· Spotter: Matt Long


Agustin Canapino, No. 78 Chevy

· Race Engineer: Steve Barker

· Chief Mechanic: Mike Witson

· Race Strategist: Ricardo Juncos

· Spotter: Adam Borgens



Helio Castroneves, No. 06 Honda

· Race Engineer: Andrew Listes

· Chief Mechanic: Matt Swan

· Race Strategist: Billy Vincent

· Spotters: Brandon Dickson, Dave Sego


Felix Rosenqvist, No. 60 Honda

· Race Engineer: Dave Seyffert

· Chief Mechanic: Jimmy Looper

· Race Strategist: Adam Rovazzini

· Spotters: Chris Long, Sam Myer


Tom Blomqvist, No. 66 Honda

· Race Engineer: Ron Borhorst

· Chief Mechanic: Justin Harnisfager

· Race Strategist: George Klotz

· Spotters: Barry Waddell, Rick Viers

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Graham Rahal, No. 15 Honda

· Race Engineer: Ashley Higham

· Chief Mechanic: Thomas Semik II

· Race Strategist: Derek Davidson

· Spotter: Clay Filson


Christian Lundgaard, No. 30 Honda

· Race Engineer: Daniele Cucchiaroni

· Chief Mechanic: Steve Mckenzie

· Race Strategist: Donny Stewart

· Spotter: Jeff Troyer


Pietro Fittipaldi, No. 45 Honda

· Race Engineer: Ben Siegel

· Chief Mechanic: Tom Vigne

· Race Strategist: Peter Baron

· Spotter: Ray Briskey


Takuma Sato, No. 75 Honda

· Race Engineer: Eddie Jones

· Chief Mechanic: Shawn Ford

· Race Strategist: Ricardo Nault

· Spotter: Brent Wentz



Josef Newgarden, No. 2 Chevy

· Race Engineer: Raul Prados

· Chief Mechanic: Chad Gordon

· Race Strategist: Jonathan Diuguid

· Spotters: Mike Ford and Jefferson Hodges


Scott McLaughlin, No. 3 Chevy

· Race Engineer: Ben Bretzman

· Chief Mechanic: Matt Jonsson

· Race Strategist: Kyle Moyer

· Spotters: Adam Fournier and TBD


Will Power, No. 12 Chevy

· Race Engineer: David Faustino

· Chief Mechanic: Trevor Lacasse

· Race Strategist: Jon Bouslog

· Spotters: CR Crews and Harry Reynolds

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