Dragon Racing's two-car effort is expected to drop to one full-time car the remainder of the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series season, as reported by SPEED's Marshall Pruett on Wednesday. Under the ride-share, Sebastien Bourdais will run road and street races in the No. 7 McAfee car, with Katherine Legge in the sister No. 6 car with TrueCar backing.
Chevrolet expanded its roster of cars for the Indianapolis 500 from its full-season 11 cars to 16 – taking on the new Panther/DRR car for Oriol Servia, two extra cars from Andretti Autosport, and the two Dragons for Indianapolis only.
Bourdais and a team PR representative confirmed to RACER.com during the weekend that only one Chevrolet lease had been secured post-Indianapolis. Bourdais was set to miss the June 16 race at Milwaukee anyway as it conflicts with this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans, where he'll be racing a Dome Judd for Henri Pescarolo.
This news, coupled with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing not yet set to run its intended second car for rookie Luca Filippi, should see the field at 25 full-time cars for Detroit and the foreseeable future. Simona de Silvestro's HVM entry is the only Lotus of that batch, with Chevrolet (two extra for 13) and Honda (one extra for 11) now carrying a greater percentage of the field.