What you need to know about IndyCar driver Rinus VeeKay before the 2022 Indy 500

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The 2022 Indianapolis 500 is scheduled for Sunday, May 29. The 33-car field will race 200 laps around the 2½-mile oval at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Here is what you should know about Rinus VeeKay, who drives the No. 21 Chevrolet-powered car for Ed Carpenter Racing.

How old is Rinus VeeKay?

21.

What nationality is Rinus VeeKay?

VeeKay is from the Netherlands.

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Rinus VeeKay in Indy 500

VeeKay has competed twice, finishing 20th in 2020 and 8th in 2021. He has $512,805 in career Indy 500 earnings.

Rinus VeeKay in IndyCar

VeeKay is in his third IndyCar Series season. He won on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course in 2021.

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What is Rinus VeeKay's real name?

He was born Rinus van Kalmthout, but he shortened it. It's easier to remember that way.

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