Field among best since split

Updated: May 21, 2003, 6:18 PM ET
By Robin Miller | Special to ESPN.com

INDIANAPOLIS -- Granted, Bump Day was a bore and the field barely filled up, but the 87th Indianapolis 500 won't be short on favorites or quality teams.

The best part about the May 25th classic is that it's the deepest grid since the Indy Racing League/Championship Auto Racing Teams split in 1996. And no less than a third of the field has a legitimate shot at victory lane.

"Qualifying might not have been as exciting as everyone wanted but I think the race will make up for it," said ...

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