Bump Day returns to the Indy 500 as Abel Motorsports announce 34th entry with RC Enerson

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Bump Day is back at the Indianapolis 500 as Abel Motorsports have confirmed a 34th entry into the event with RC Enerson. As only 33 cars can start the race, one driver will miss out this year.

Enerson is no stranger to racing in IndyCar. The 26-year-old has competed in five races in the series previously between 2016-2021, with a best result of 9th at Watkins Glen in 2016 when driving for Dale Coyne Racing.

The American also attempted to qualify for the 500 two years ago with Top Gun Racing but missed out on the race by over 1mph as he ended up 35th and last.

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RC Enerson

“I can’t thank Bill and John enough for this opportunity to be back at the 500. In the works for many months, the ABEL Motorsports crew is top-notch and loaded with experience well beyond my years.

“I’m honored to carry the banner for the organization during the Month of May and while it’s going to be a few more weeks until we go on-track, I expect we’ll be up to speed quickly at the Speedway.

“I’m just so looking forward to climbing behind the wheel of an NTT INDYCAR SERIES machine at IMS once again, so cool!”

Abel Motorsports are currently competing in the Indy NXT championship, and the 2023 season started well for them as their driver Jacob Abel secured a P3 finish at St. Pete.

The team is currently in the process of evaluating a potential full-time entry into the NTT IndyCar Series for 2024.

John Brunner, Team Manager

“It’s going to be a thrill watching RC pilot the No. 50 Chevy around the Speedway and we believe it sets a very positive tone of what’s to come for ABEL Motorsports in the future.

“As has been speculated, we are evaluating a full-time entry for the 2024 INDYCAR Season and our group is committed to building the foundation needed for sustainable long-term success in motorsports. A huge thanks to INDYCAR and Chevrolet for their efforts in making this happen.”

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