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Indy 500 Qualifying Order
Fast Friday melted into Frantic Friday as teams’ preparations for Pole Day qualifications were periodically interrupted by light mid-afternoon moisture at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Still, 36 car/driver combinations registered 1,308 laps and there are two sessions preceding the 11 a.m.-4 p.m. first segment of four-lap qualifications May 22 to fine-tune aerodynamic setups.

A.J. Foyt IV in the No. 41 ABC Supply car for A.J. Foyt Racing and Paul Tracy, driving the No. 15 GEICO-KV Racing Technology car, drew the lowest numbers for the qualifying order.

For spectators and IZOD IndyCar Series participants alike, enhancements to the qualifying format will translate to on-track drama and lead to several risk vs. reward scenarios.

The top 24 spots in the 33-car starting field will be filled through traditional four-lap attempts. The times of the top nine cars based on time from Segment 1 will advance to Segment 2 for a 90-minute shootout for the PEAK Performance Pole Award presented by AutoZone and bonus points that could impact the season-long driver championship race. They’ll be starting from scratch, though, as they’re required to make another qualifying attempt (and optional subsequent attempts as time allows) to secure a spot in the first three rows.

Enticements include a $175,000 payout to the pole winner along with significant paydays for the other front-row starters, championship bonus points and, of course, the No. 1 position for “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” on May 30.

Qualifying Order

QP

Car Driver Best Speed Best Date
1 43T John Andretti - -
2 41 A.J. Foyt IV 224.843 21-May
3 15 Paul Tracy 226.322 20-May
4 77T Alex Tagliani - -
5 66T Jay Howard (R) - -
6 41T A.J. Foyt IV - -
7 25 Ana Beatriz (R) 224.263 19-May
8 12 Will Power 226.429 21-May
9 77 Alex Tagliani 226.153 21-May
10 3T Helio Castroneves (W) 226.603 15-May
11 14T Vitor Meira - -
12 32T Mario Moraes - -
14 26 Marco Andretti 226.108 20-May
15 3 Helio Castroneves (W) 227.046 16-May
16 12T Will Power 224.299 15-May
17 9 Scott Dixon (W) 226.971 19-May
18 30 Graham Rahal 225.559 20-May
19 99 Townsend Bell 225.137 21-May
20 25T Ana Beatriz (R) - -
21 21 Davey Hamilton 225.431 20-May
22 66 Jay Howard (R) 224.017 21-May
23 23T Tomas Scheckter - -
24 8T E.J. Viso 223.363 21-May
25 06T Hideki Mutoh 223.903 15-May
26 23 Tomas Scheckter 224.176 21-May
27 24 Mike Conway 225.060 21-May
28 37T Ryan Hunter-Reay 223.635 18-May
29 10 Dario Franchitti (W) 226.044 16-May
30 78T Simona De Silvestro (R) - -
31 37 Ryan Hunter-Reay 224.386 21-May
32 8 E.J. Viso 222.664 15-May
33 34 Mario Romancini (R) 223.913 21-May
34 2T Raphael Matos - -
35 9T Scott Dixon (W) 226.237 15-May
36 36T Bertrand Baguette (R) - -
37 43 John Andretti 224.324 15-May
38 06 Hideki Mutoh 226.230 20-May
39 67T Sarah Fisher - -
40 26T Marco Andretti - -
41 7T Danica Patrick - -
42 19 Alex Lloyd 225.103 21-May
43 18 Milka Duno 223.344 21-May
44 15T Paul Tracy - -
45 10T Dario Franchitti (W) 226.535 15-May
46 20T Ed Carpenter - -
47 19T Alex Lloyd - -
48 33T Bruno Junqueira - -
49 4 Dan Wheldon (W) 226.106 20-May
50 14 Vitor Meira 224.562 21-May
51 33 Bruno Junqueira - -
52 20 Ed Carpenter 225.283 20-May
53 22 Justin Wilson 224.517 21-May
54 11T Tony Kanaan - -
55 5T Takuma Sato (R) - -
56 7 Danica Patrick 224.140 21-May
57 4T Dan Wheldon (W) - -
58 22T Justin Wilson - -
59 2 Raphael Matos 224.715 21-May
60 6T Ryan Briscoe 225.056 21-May
61 67 Sarah Fisher 222.533 21-May
62 24T Mike Conway - -
63 30T Graham Rahal - -
64 5 Takuma Sato (R) 225.047 20-May
65 36 Bertrand Baguette (R) 224.411 21-May
66 34T Mario Romancini (R) - -
67 18T Milka Duno - -
68 29 Sebastian Saavedra (R) 223.423 19-May
69 32 Mario Moraes 225.913 18-May
70 78 Simona De Silvestro (R) 224.838 20-May
71 6 Ryan Briscoe 226.633 19-May
72 11 Tony Kanaan 226.775 20-May
73 21T Davey Hamilton - -

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