Rank Driver Points
1 Simon Pagenaud 191
2 Scott Dixon 181
3 Josef Newgarden 152
4 Helio Castroneves 149
5 Will Power 145
6 James Hinchcliffe 137
7 Sebastien Bourdais 136
8 Ryan Hunter-Reay 117
9 Alexander Rossi 99
10 Takuma Sato 97
11 Tony Kanaan 97
12 Ed Jones 92
13 Graham Rahal 87
14 JR Hildebrand 87
15 Max Chilton 84
16 Carlos Munoz 83
17 Mikhail Aleshin 79
18 Marco Andretti 71
19 Conor Daly 70
20 Charlie Kimball 70
21 Spencer Pigot 66
22 Ed Carpenter 26
23 Juan Pablo Montoya 20
24 Zach Veach 11
Latest IndyCar News and Commentary
Brown: Alonso confident, likes his chances for the 500
Also likes the idea of an F1/IndyCar doubleheader
Zak Brown took questions from the media today ahead of this weekend's Indy 500. AR1.com asked him what he felt Fernando Alonso's chances were to win the Indy 500, what McLaren F1 talent was brought over for the IndyCar effort, and what he thought about F1 returning to the Speedway in an IndyCar doubleheader weekend on the road course - IndyCar on Saturday and F1 on Sunday.
Scott Dixon laid down the fastest qualification attempt -- and fastest 1-lap speed during qualification -- since Arie Luyendyk's 1996 record, and will start from the Pole position in the 2017 Indy 500. Ed Carpenter will start in the middle of the first row, and last year’s winner Alexander Rossi will start on the outside of row 1. Fernando Alonso will start a very respectable 5th.
Carpenter fastest in first Indy 500 qualifying session
Sato and Dixon 2nd and 3rd
Ed Carpenter took advantage of the cooler track temperatures after qualifying was delayed first by rain and then by Sebastien Bourdais' accident, and turned the fastest lap on Day 1 of qualifying for the 101st running of the Indy 500. Takuma Sato was 2nd quick for Andretti Autosport and Scott Dixon rounded out the top-3. The nine fastest qualifiers today now advance to pole qualifying shootout on Sunday.
As expected, "Fast Friday" lived up to its billing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Speeds crested in the final practice day prior to weekend qualifications for the 101st Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil, despite 2.5 hours of track time lost to midday rain. When the checkered flag waved to conclude practice, Sebastien Bourdais had the fastest lap of the day and week, at 233.116 mph.
Two-time driving champion, one of our favorite people, one of the classiest drivers to ever compete here, Gil de Ferran. It's nice to have you back at Indianapolis. Tell us how you've been. GIL de FERRAN: Thank you. It's a great pleasure to be here. I'm sorry for everyone that it's raining a little bit. But, yeah, I wanted to be here, so I planned it all (laughter). Joking aside, it's very nice to be back in Indy.
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