Karem, Power and De Silvestro Make Indy 500 Row 11

Row 11 for the 105th Indianapolis 500 is now in the record books.  Five drivers had the last chance to make the most famous race,  essentially making this the traditional bump day.   With track temperature at 122 degrees, not optimal for Indycars,  the session started in the heat of the day.

Sage Karem, driving a one off for Dreyer and Reinbold Racing, grabbed the 31st slot on the grid.  This will be his 8th Indy 500 start for the 26 year old.

Will Power, the absolute best qualifier in the series,  touched the wall during his qualifying run and hung on to finish his qualifying run to grab the 32nd slot.  The 2018 winner has started this race four times on the front row.

Simona De Silvestro, driving the number 16 Paretta Autosport entry, will start in position 33.   This will be her 6th Indy 500.

Charlie Kimball, driving the number 11 entry for Foyt Racing,  and RC Enerson, driving the Top Gun number 75 entry, did not find the speed to make the race.

More to follow…

Last Row Qualifying Results

Pos No Name FTime Diff Gap LapTime FSpeed Elapsed Engine Team
31 24 Sage Karam 39.1250 0.0000 0.0035 39.4209 230.032 4:31.1389 Chevy Dreyer & Reinbold Racing
32 12 Will Power 39.1215 . 0.0035 0.000 39.5543 230.053 9:01.1107 Chevy Team Penske
33 16 Simona De Silvestro 39.3222 0.2007 0.1972 39.4924 228.878 13:27.8944 Chevy Paretta Autosport
34 11 Charlie Kimball 39.4129 0.2914 0.0907 39.5962 228.352 1:12:17.4060 Chevy AJ Foyt Enterprises
35 75 RC Enerson 39.4854 0.3639 0.0725 39.7456 227.932 1:02:17.0489 Chevy Top Gun Racing