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Schmidt's team hires Legge to drive at Indy

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - There could be bumping at Indianapolis this weekend.

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Schmidt Peterson Motorsports said Saturday afternoon that it has hired British driver Katherine Legge to drive the No. 81 car.

That gives Indianapolis 500 organizers 34 driver-car combinations -- one more than it takes to fill the 33-car starting grid for the May 26 race -- and means if there are no crashes at least one driver will be left out of the race.

Legge, who started 30th and finished 22nd last year as a rookie at Indy, has not yet been on the 2.5-mile oval for practice.

The top 24 starting spots are expected to be filled during Saturday's qualifying. The remaining nine spots are expected to be filled Sunday.

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