One additional entry and two further have been announced came across today. Milka was named in the #23 Dreyer and Reinbold entry. The Nelson Philippe/HVM entry was added to the list with #31. What’s of note is that the #31 came from the #13T. In other words, both Nelson and EJ are without a backup car. Finally, the #91 Hemelgarn entry was filled, as expected, by Buddy Lazier, adding another former winner to the entry list. I consider Buddy’s attempt last year one of the highlights of the Month of May. It was probably one of the single-most emotional qualifying attempts I’ve ever seen. The sad thing, though, is that it appears as though there will be a more full field this year. He got every ounce out of it last year, but I don’t know if that old Hemelgarn car will have anything left in it.
In other words, Buddy may be on the hot seat.