Alonso had McLaren's support in his 2017 Indianapolis 500 debut, but he drove
for Andretti Autosport and McLaren as a team carried little responsibility.
Three prominent and powerful team owners have made comments in support of
full-time entries receiving guaranteed spots in the Indy 500.
J.R. Hildebrand will race in the Indy 500 with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing
in a second entry dedicated to the late Dan Gurney.