Found May 18, 2013 on Race Review Online:
PLAYERS: Sam SchmidtBuddy Rice
INDIANAPOLIS- It has been confirmed, Katherine Legge will attempt to qualify for this year’s 97th Running of the Indianapolis 500. Legge will pilot the No. 81 Sam Schmidt/Peterson Motorsports entry that was originally entered last Saturday on opening day as the No. 99 entrant. They changed the number to No. 81 as she will attempt to make her second career Indianapolis 500 start. Last year, Legge finished 22nd here after the 500 being her first career oval race. What’s even more remarkable is her best races were all on ovals in 2012 as she had finishes of 22nd at Indy, 15th at Texas, 18th at Milwaukee, 15th at Iowa and a career best of ninth in the season finale at Fontana. She’s made 10 career Izod IndyCar Series starts in her career with all coming in ’12. She was originally supposed to be in the Dragon Racing No. 6 TrueCar Chevrolet for 2013 but was outed for Sebastian Saveedra before the season started. That left her without a ride for the season as she tried to work herself into a seat. The hardwork paid off as she will now be teamed with French teammates Simon Pagenaud and Tristian Vautier. The entry was originally slated to be for 2004 Indianapolis 500 champion Buddy Rice but he turned it down midweek as he didn’t think the car would be capable of much. He didn’t like the plan they had in place and chose not to attempt to make the show. Legge confirmed on Pole Day morning she would love a shot in the ride and try and make the show. However she won’t be on track Saturday as the car is a Bump Day only entry. She’s will have to get up to speed in the morning practice session Sunday and make her attempt Sunday afternoon. The post 2013 Indianapolis 500: Katherine Legge to run No. 81 Schmidt Entry for 500 appeared first on Race Review Online.

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