IndyCar » Indy 500: Briscoe beats Hinch to pole


Ryan Briscoe was ecstatic to make it onto the pole position for the 96th running of the Indianapolis 500, by a narrow margin over the popular James Hinchcliffe.

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JOHN - Unregistered

May 20, 2012 2:28 AM

Great stuff from the guy (Briscoe) who had a very nasty crash in 2005. From previous reports 'bumping' is still allowed tomorrow (Sunday) but it seems only 24 cars 'qualified' - then the remaining 9 will make up the 33 car field so technically there will be no 'bumping'! Fastest of the remaining 9 will start 25th, slowest will be last i.e. 33rd on the grid. I think that's how it will play out for the 'Greatest Spectacle in Racing- that's the Indy500!!! Cant wait till 27th May!

Andrew - Unregistered

May 20, 2012 2:53 AM

Yes, that's pretty much how it will play out. Unless someone enters a last minute car/driver, but that's very unlikely. Probably the best candidate for that was Ed Carpenter selling his second car to someone like Jay Howard, Buddy Lazier or Pippa Mann, but with Carpenter wrecking on Saturday and needing the car for himself I don't think that's going to happen.

JOHN - Unregistered

May 20, 2012 4:04 AM

@ Andrew

I will keep an eye on this. We will see what this Sunday (20th) brings.... Most frustratingly for me I'm doing this crash.net comment from Ireland so really I know sod all and wish I was in the US - maybe next year I will plan spending the whole month of May at Indianapolis for the 'Greatest Spectacle in Racing'

OZFan - Unregistered

May 21, 2012 3:31 AM

@ John

Beign Briscoe an aussie boy, will you please stop calling him a "guy"
If it does not upsets you, the correct term would be "bloke".

Good onya, Ryan!

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