Indy 500 Qualifying

The week of practice and qualifying is over. We had some surprising results across the weekend of qualifying at the Brickyard.

Ed Carpenter stole the headlines though with a 230mph+ starting lap and broke up the Penske party. The oval specialist got his third pole, and his fourth front row start in six years, he’s yet to convert any to tasting that iconic milk and taking the flag.

Sebastien Bourdais may of had the fastest car last year and had that horrific crash but didn’t let it faze him as he qualified fifth.

Danica Patrick in her last racing outing starts seventh. She got through to the fast nine and as others had difficulty she succeeded. Castroneves who ran last felt loose throughout his run much like Dixon who complete the third row with her.

The shock of Saturday was that James Hinchcliffe who will not be on the grid due not being in the fastest 33. Alexander Rossi who won the race on his debut in 2016 is starting 32nd. He had terrible vibrations which restricted his speed.

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The Indy 500 Qualifying Grid

1. Ed Carpenter, 229.618
2. Simon Pagenaud, 228.761
3. Will Power, 228.607

4. Josef Newgarden, 228.405
5. Sebastien Bourdais, 228.142
6. Spencer Pigot, 228.107

7. Danica Patrick, 228.090
8. Helio Castroneves, 227.859
9. Scott Dixon, 227.262

10. Tony Kanaan, 227.664
11. Matheus Leist, 227.571
12. Marco Andretti, 227.288

13. Z. Claman De Melo, 226.999
14. Ryan Hunter-Reay, 226.788
15. Charlie Kimball, 226.657

16. Takuma Sato, 226.557
17. Kyle Kaiser, 226.398
18. Robert Wickens, 226.296

19. James Davison, 226.225
20. Max Chilton, 226.212
21. Carlos Munoz, 226.042

22. Gabby Chaves, 226.007
23. Stefan Wilson, 225.863
24. Sage Karam, 225.823

25. Zach Veach, 225.748
26. Oriol Servia, 225.699
27. JR Hildebrand, 225.418

28. Jay Howard, 225.388
29. Ed Jones, 225.362
30. Graham Rahal, 225.327

31. Jack Harvey, 225.254
32. Alexander Rossi, 224.935
33. Conor Daly, 224.429

Our Indycar expert will give you a preview before the iconic race gets under away this Sunday!

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