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James Davison Pushes Car Count For Indy 500 Qualifying To 35

Davison is the third car that will be fielded by AJ Foyt; the entry brings the car count for Indy 500 qualifying to 35 cars.

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Another IndyCar driver will make a go to try and qualify for the Indy 500. 

In an announcement Friday in Long Beach, Calif., AJ Foyt Enterprises said they are partnering with Jonathan Byrd Racing to put James Davison in a car for the 102nd running of the race.

Davison is the third car that will be fielded by AJ Foyt and the 35th car expected to make a qualifying attempt for this year's Indianapolis 500.

The announcement comes a day after Dreyer & Reinbold Racing said it would put JR Hildebrand in a car at IMS, pushing the field of cars to 34.

With at least 35 cars expected to try qualify, IMS will have a true "Bump Day" for the first time since 2013. Drivers will have to fight over the available 33 slots in the field, with the slowest qualifiers getting "bumped" out of the field. 

Davison took over for the injured Sebastian Bourdais in the #18 car for Dale Coyne Racing in last year's 500. Boudais was injured in a nasty crash in qualifying.

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