Paul Tracy confirmed at Long Beach Saturday that he will make another run at winning the Indianapolis 500. The 41-year-old will again drive the No. 15 GEICO-KV Racing Technology car at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
“I want to thank (co-owners) Kevin Kalkhoven and Jimmy Vasser of KVRT and GEICO for the opportunity to return to the world's biggest auto race,” Tracy said at a news conference preceding IZOD IndyCar Series qualifying for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. “I have won races and championships at the top level during my racing career, but what I'm missing is a win at Indy.
“I feel I have some unfinished business at the Brickyard and, with the support of GEICO and an outstanding team like KV Racing Technology, I feel good about our chances at this year's ‘500.' ''
Tracy, who will join KV Racing Technology regulars E.J. Viso, Mario Moraes and Takuma Sato, will attempt to compete in Indy 500 for the seventh time. He was runner-up to Helio Castroneves in 2002 and finished ninth last year.
“It is tremendous to bring Paul back to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway again this year,” Vasser said. “Paul was very competitive last year in the GEICO machine in his first Indy 500 in seven years. After last year's return to the Speedway, we believe Paul will be a contender for the win.”
Tracy has competed in 270 Indy car races, with 31 victories (sixth all-time) and 25 pole starts.