INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, March 21, 2000 – Jimmy Kite was entered March 17 into the 84th Indianapolis 500 by Blueprint Racing Enterprises, LLC. Kite, from Stockbridge, Ga., will drive the #27 Founders Bank Group-ZMax-Blueprint Racing Special G Force/Oldsmobile/Firestone. Practice starts May 13 for the Greatest Spectacle in Racing, with Pole Day May 20 and Race Day May 28. Blueprint Racing Enterprises also entered a G Force/Oldsmobile/Firestone backup machine for Kite, who will attempt to make his third consecutive Indianapolis start. Randy Ruyle is chief mechanic, and Brad McCanless is team manager. Kite is Blueprint’s full-time driver in the Indy Racing Northern Light Series. Kite, 24, finished 11th in his first start at Indy in 1998, running at the finish. He was 24th last year, out after 110 laps with engine problems. 2000 INDIANAPOLIS 500 ENTRIES (as of March 21) Driver Entrant Car C/E/T Entry Date Scott Goodyear Panther Racing #4, #4T Pennzoil Panther Dallara D/O/F Feb. 14 Jeret Schroeder Tri Star Motorsports #6, #6T Armour Swift Ekrich- Tristarmall.com D/O/F Feb. 23 Jack Miller Tri Star Motorsports #21, #21T Milk Chug-Opalescence- Century 21-Tristarmall.com D/O/F Feb. 23 Stephan Gregoire Dick Simon Racing #7, #7T Dick Simon Racing-Mexmil- Tokheim-Viking Air Tools G/O/F Feb. 24 Jimmy Vasser Target/ Chip Ganassi Racing #15, #15T Target G/O/F Feb. 28 Juan Montoya Target/ Chip Ganassi Racing #10, #10T Target G/O/F Feb. 28 Al Unser Jr. Galles ECR Racing #3, #3T Galles ECR Racing Tickets.com Starz Encore Superpak G/O/F Feb. 29 Tyce Carlson Hubbard-Immke Racing #20, #20T Hubbard Photographics- Immke Auto Group-Dallara D/O/F Feb. 29 Robbie Buhl Dreyer & Reinbold Racing #24, #24T Team Purex Dreyer & Reinbold Racing G/TBA/F March 1 Eliseo Salazar A.J. Foyt Enterprises #11, #11T Rio-A.J. Foyt Racing G/O/F March 3 Jeff Ward A.J. Foyt Enterprises #14, #14T Harrah’s-A.J. Foyt Racing G/O/F March 3 TBA A.J. Foyt/Kenny Brack Motorsports #41, #41T Foyt/Brack Motorsports G/O/F March 3 Buzz Calkins Bradley Motorsport #12, #12T Bradley Food Marts/ Sav-O-Mat D/O/F March 6 Scott Sharp Kelley Racing #8, #8T Delphi Automotive Systems- MCI WorldCom D/O/F March 8 Mark Dismore Kelley Racing #28, #28T On Star-GM BuyPower- Bryant Heating and Cooling D/O/F March 8 Greg Ray Team Menard, Inc. #1, #1T Team Conseco-Quaker State- Moen-Menards D/O/F March 8 TBA Team Menard, Inc. #32 Team Conseco-Quaker State- Moen-Menards D/O/F March 8 Jimmy Kite Blueprint Racing Enterprises, LLC #27, #27T Founders Bank Group-Zmax- Blueprint Racing Special G/O/F March 17 Key: C/E/T-Chassis/engine/tire; D-Dallara; F-Firestone; G-G Force; O-Oldsmobile; TBA – To be announced ENTRY SUMMARY DRIVERS (16) Former race winners: Al Unser Jr., 2 (1992, 1994). Former pole winners: Al Unser Jr., 1 (1994). Rookie (1): Juan Montoya. U.S. born (11): Robbie Buhl, Buzz Calkins, Tyce Carlson, Mark Dismore, Jimmy Kite, Jack Miller, Greg Ray, Jeret Schroeder, Scott Sharp, Al Unser Jr., Jimmy Vasser. Foreign born (5): Scott Goodyear, Canada; Stephan Gregoire, France; Juan Montoya, Colombia; Eliseo Salazar, Chile; Jeff Ward, Scotland. Youngest: Jimmy Kite, 24 (Feb. 18, 1976). Oldest: Eliseo Salazar, 44 (Nov. 14, 1955). Most previous starts: Al Unser Jr., 12. CARS (35) Chassis: G Force 18, Dallara 17. Engines: Oldsmobile 33; TBA 2. Media Contacts: Nancy Miller, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, (317) 484-6780, nmiller@brickyard.com Paul Kelly, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, (315) 673-0184, pkelly@brickyard.com World Wide Web: http://www.indy500.com E-mail: imspr@brickyard.com Fax on Demand: (877) 797-4639 Paul Kelly Communications Manager Indy Racing/Indianapolis Motor Speedway (315) 673-0184 (phone, fax) pkelly@brickyard.com (e-mail)