The preliminary entry list for this year's 24 Hours of LeMans has been released, 77 cars strong. No fewer than 40 of those entries are for the two prototype categories, LMP1 and LMP2. Given that this was to be a transitional year for LeMans (new rules kick in for 2005), the proto field was expected to be a little thin. I guess not! Makes the 16 GrandAm DPs that showed up at Daytona look like an accident.