Curt Cavin of the Indianapolis Star had some big news today: looks like Paul Tracy will be back at the Indianapolis 500 this year, for the first time since 2002. (full story here). It would be good to see Tracy back at the Brickyard, and not just because Tracy was arguably CART's biggest name for most of the 1990's and into the 2000's. Per Cavin's post, it should be made official at a press conference prior to the Grand Prix of Long Beach.
Bringing Tracy back into the fold brings another experienced, talented driver to Indianapolis, further bolstering the depth of the field. KV Racing proved themselves to be among the best newcomers at the Speedway last year, so adding Tracy will help. Also, Tracy's history at the track will be another strong storyline to follow.
Between Tracy and Scott Sharp (let's hope Sharp's Patron car, if that's what it is, is painted better), some recognizable names will once again be at the track in the month of May.