Bruno Junqueira confirmed late Monday that Ryan Hunter-Reay is taking over his car for the Indianapolis 500.
"I will not race in the Indy 500," Junqueira posted on his Twitter feed. "It was good to drive in Indy again and qualify in the first day. I think I helped A.J. Foyt Racing to have a good car for the race. Now I will cheer for my friend and teammate Vitor Meira."
Foyt told the Star
today that he's been fielding the team's No. 41 “out of my own pocket.”
Meanwhile, the Star also reports that Andretti Autosport has released team manager Tom Anderson from his duties after two of the team's five cars failed to qualify. Hunter-Reay was the last driver bumped, by teammate Marco Andretti, and Mike Conway failed to generate the speed necessary to earn a spot. Danica Patrick had also seemed in danger of failing to qualify before solidly making the field on Sunday.