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Clock ticking on Abel Motorsports’ Indy 500 plans

We’re days away from realizing whether or not it is going to be 35 vehicles making an attempt to qualify for 33 beginning spots on the Indianapolis 500, or 34 the place one unfortunate driver will watch the Could 26 race from the sidelines.

Abel Motorsports, which cracked the sector of 33 final yr as a first-time IndyCar entrant, is working exhausting to get its brand-new Dallara DW12 chassis prepared to simply accept Chevrolet’s 2.2-liter twin-turbo V6 engine forward of opening follow on Could 14, however car readiness for what could be the 35th entry isn’t the difficulty.

It’s a query of funding at this stage and whether or not RC Enerson, Abel’s Indy 500 driver from 2023, can lock within the sponsors required to maneuver ahead.

“It’s all the way down to RC; he’s received a extremely whole lot he’s been engaged on and hopefully It’ll come collectively within the subsequent week to 10 days,” Abel advised RACER. “Final time we talked I stated that we thought-about dropping out however didn’t need to, however we most likely are contemplating it at this level.”

Abel says the go/no-go window on bringing Indy its 35th entry is about to shut.

“If can’t get one thing accomplished within the subsequent week or week-and-a-half, the challenge’s going to get stopped,” he stated. “That’s why we’re being affected person and actually hoping RC will get the deal he’s engaged on put collectively.”



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