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Las Vegas - Qualifying times

Tony Kanaan took pole position for Sunday's IZOD IndyCar World Championship 2011 season finale, while championship rivals Will Power and Dario Franchitti start side-by-side mid-pack.
KV Racing Technology's Tony Kanaan shot to pole position for Sunday's season finale, a time of 50.0582s just 0.0037s ahead of Oriol Servia who will start alongside him on the front row.

Championship rivals Will Power and Dario Franchitti will start from 17th and 18th respectively, neither of them really getting to grips with the 1.5-mile Las Vegas Motor Speedway so far. That puts them side-by-side on row nine of the grid.

James Jakes was unable to set a qualifying lap, following his fiery crash during the early practice session on Friday afternoon. EJ Viso was also benched from qualifying after an engine change following his blowup in Thursday practice.

Dan Wheldon set the 28th fastest time of the afternoon, but will still start from the back as part of the conditions for his take-up of the $5m prize challenge. He will start alongside Buddy Rice, whose times were deleted after the session after he dipped below the white line during his run.

Qualifying times

1. #82 Tony Kanaan 222.078mph 50.0582s
2. #2 Oriol Servia 222.061mph 50.0619s
3. #67 Ed Carpenter 221.509mph 50.1867s
4. #98 Alex Tagliani 221.330mph 50.2273s
5. #6 Ryan Briscoe 221.130mph 50.2728s
6. #26 Marco Andretti 221.129mph 50.2730s
7. #28 Ryan Hunter-Reay 221.040mph 50.2931s
8. #38 Graham Rahal 220.958mph 50.3118s
9. #7 Danica Patrick 220.925mph 50.3194s
10. #27 Mike Conway 220.922mph 50.3201s
11. #3 Helio Castroneves 220.907mph 50.3235s
12. #17 Wade Cunningham 220.790mph 50.3501s
13. #9 Scott Dixon 220.715mph 50.3673s
14. #06 James Hinchcliffe 220.701mph 50.3703s
15. #4 JR Hildebrand 220.639mph 50.3846s
16. #5 Takuma Sato 220.627mph 50.3874s
17. #12 Will Power 220.524mph 50.4109s
18. #10 Dario Franchitti 220.489mph 50.4188s
19. #34 Sebastian Saavedra 220.335mph 50.4540s
20. #19 Alex Lloyd 220.314mph 50.4589s
21. #83 Charlie Kimball 219.982mph 50.5351s
22. #22 Townsend Bell 219.942mph 50.5443s
23. #57 Tomas Scheckter 219.816mph 50.5733s
24. #11 Davey Hamilton 219.493mph 50.6477s
25. #14 Vitor Meira 219.273mph 50.6984s
26. #8 Paul Tracy 218.661mph 50.8403s
27. #15 Jay Howard 218.577mph 50.8598s
28. #77 Dan Wheldon 218.410mph 50.8987s
29. #30 Pippa Mann 218.157mph 50.9578s
30. #24 Ana Beatriz 218.153mph 50.9587s
31. #78 Simona de Silvestro 218.132mph 50.9637s
32. #59 EJ Viso No Time DNQ
33. #18 James Jakes No Time DNQ
34. #44 Buddy Rice 220.392mph 50.4410s DNQ



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Tony Kanaan celebrates pole position at Last Vegas Motor Speedway for the season finale race. [Picture credit: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media]
James Davison on track on Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Friday May 22 2015. (Photo by: Jim Haines for IndyCar Media)
Will Power, Mark Miles and Derrick Walker announce the addition of Boston to the 2016 IndyCar Series itinerary. (Photo by: Bret Kelley for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Briscoe steps into the #5 Schmidt Peterson Motorsport Honda in place of the injured James Hinchcliffe. Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 21 2015. (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Briscoe steps into the #5 Schmidt Peterson Motorsport Honda in place of the injured James Hinchcliffe. Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 21 2015. (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Briscoe steps into the #5 Schmidt Peterson Motorsport Honda in place of the injured James Hinchcliffe. Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 21 2015. (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Briscoe steps into the #5 Schmidt Peterson Motorsport Honda in place of the injured James Hinchcliffe. Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 21 2015. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
James Hinchcliffe at IMS (Photo by: Walter Kuhn)
James Hinchcliffe during practice prior to Qualifying for the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race (Photo by: Leigh Spargur)
James Hinchcliffe at IMS (Photo by: Mike Harding)
James Hinchcliffe at IMS (Photo by: Jim Haines)
Simon Pagenaud, driver of the #22 Avaya Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6, qualifies third fastest Sunday, May 17, 2015, and will start on the outside of the front row for the Verizon IndyCar Series Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana. Pagenaud will be joined in the front row by by polestar Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet and Will Power, driver of the #1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet who qualified second fastest for the May 24 race. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Will Power, driver of the #1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6, qualifies second-fastest Sunday, May 17, 2015, and will start in the middle of the front row for the Verizon IndyCar Series Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana. Power will be joined in the front row by pole sitter Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet and Simon Pagenaud, driver of the #22 Avaya Team Penske Chevrolet  who qualified third for the May 24 race. (Photo by Scott R. LePage/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrates after qualifying fastest Sunday, May 17, 2015, winning the pole for the Verizon IndyCar Series Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana. Dixon will be joined in the front row by Will Power, driver of the #1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet who qualified second fastest, and Simon Pagenaud, driver of the #22 Avaya Team Penske Chevrolet  who qualified third for the May 24 race. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, qualifies fastest Sunday, May 17, 2015, winning the pole for the Verizon IndyCar Series Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana. Dixon will be joined in the front row by Will Power, driver of the #1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet who qualified second fastest, and Simon Pagenaud, driver of the #22 Avaya Team Penske Chevrolet  who qualified third for the May 24 race. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Tony Kanaan in Gasoline Alley at Indianapolis Motor Speedway during practice on Friday May 15 2015. (Photo by: Jim Haines for IndyCar Media)
Simon Pagenaud leads Will Power at Indianapolis Motor Speedway during practice on Thursday May 14 2015. (Photo by: Mike Harding for IndyCar Media)
Will Power and Simon Pagenaud at practice at Indianapolis Motor Speedway during practice on Thursday May 14 2015. (Photo by: Jim Haines for IndyCar Media)

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