Five to watch during the 99th Indy 500

Fri May 22, 2015 4:43pm EDT
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INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - Five drivers to watch during the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday.

Helio Castroneves

Castroneves has put his car on Victory Lane at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway three-times (2001, 2002, 2009) and with a fourth win would join the Brickyard's most exclusive club.

A.J. Foyt, Al Unser and Rick Mears, three giants of American motorsport, are the only four-time winners of the 500 and the aging group has not welcomed a new member since 1991.

The bubbly Brazilian was denied his place in the record books last year when American Ryan Hunter-Reay powered past him at the start of the final lap and won by less than a car length apart.

Part of the powerhouse Penske stable, Castroneves qualified fifth fastest and will start in the middle of Row Two.

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Scott Dixon

Dixon will launch his bid for a second Indy 500 title from where he won his first in 2008 - the pole.   Continued...