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Indy 500: Saturday qualifying order

Tony Kanaan will start off the qualifying runs at 11am local time at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday, with Katherine Legge, Scott Dixon and Dario Franchitti also out early.
Thanks to a blind draw held on Friday evening, KV Racing Technology's Tony Kanaan will have the honour of being first out on track at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to make the first qualifying run for the 96th running of the Indy 500.

There will then be a quick chance to assess the qualifying speed of the Lotus engine, with Simona de Silvestro drawing second position in qualifying order. Katherine Legge, Scott Dixon and Dario Franchitti are also out early.

Each car gets two warm-up laps before the timed qualification run starts: the run consists of four timed laps with the aggregate time recorded as the official qualifying time for the car.

As well as each driver's main car, they will also need to set a qualifying time for their spare (T) car in case anything happens to the primary car. Not all T-cars will run, and Ed Carpenter's unused second entry is certainly likely to remain in the garage.

Once the initial qualifying order has been completed, cars will be able to return to the inspection line to await a slot for another run, for a maximum of three runs on Saturday (time permitting.)

Saturday's qualifying session - after a final one-hour warm-up practice session - runs from 11am until 4pm. After a half-hour break, the top nine cars then have a 90 minute shootout to set the first three rows of the grid for the Indy 500 on May 27.

Pit stall order is set by the positions after the initial five-hour qualifying session.

Last year's pole position time for the centennial Indy 500 was set by Alex Tagliani with a speed of 227.472mph.

Qualifying order

1. #11 Tony Kanaan
2. #78 Simona de Silvestro
3. #14T Mike Conway
4. #38T Graham Rahal
5. #6 Katherine Legge
6. #9T Scott Dixon
7. #99 Townsend Bell
8. #9 Scott Dixon
9. #50T Dario Franchitti
10. #30T Michel Jourdain
11. #12 Will Power
12. #83 Charlie Kimball
13. #7 Sebastien Bourdais
14. #3 Helio Castroneves
15. #22T Oriol Servia
16. #41 Wade Cunningham
17. #11T Tony Kanaan
18. #20T Ed Carpenter
19. #17 Sebastian Saavedra
20. #26T Marco Andretti
21. #18 Justin Wilson
22. #28 Ryan Hunter-Reay
23. #19 James Jakes
24. #39 Bryan Clauson
25. #50 Dario Franchitti
26. #28T Ryan Hunter-Reay
27. #38 Graham Rahal
28. #67 Josef Newgarden
29. #18T Justin Wilson
30. #19T James Jakes
31. #2 Ryan Briscoe
32. #25 Ana Beatriz
33. #15T Takuma Sato
34. #64 Jean Alesi
35. #20 Ed Carpenter
36. #30 Michel Jourdain
37. #8 Rubens Barrichello
38. #4T JR Hildebrand
39. #15 Takuma Sato
40. #22 Oriol Servia
41. #99T Townsend Bell
42. #7T Sebastien Bourdais
43. #2T Ryan Briscoe
44. #5 EJ Viso
45. #12T Will Power
46. #4 JR Hildebrand
47. #98T Alex Tagliani
48. #83T Charlie Kimball
49. #41T Wade Cunningham
50. #8T Rubens Barrichello
51. #77 Simon Pagenaud
52. #27 James Hinchcliffe
53. #3T Helio Castroneves
54. #5T EJ Viso
55. #26 Marco Andretti
56. #27T James Hinchcliffe
57. #98 Alex Tagliani
58. #14 Mike Conway
59. #77T Simon Pagenaud
60. #67T Josef Newgarden
61. #21 TBA Ed Carpenter Racing second car)


Related Pictures

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Simona De Silvestro (#78) during practice for the 96th running of the Indianapolis 500. 12-27 May, 2012, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. (c) 2012, F. Peirce Williams, LAT Photo USA (Photo credit: INDYCAR/LAT USA)
Tony Kanaan #11 GEICO Mouser Electronics KVRT on track during practice at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. 12-17 May 2012 Indiana USA. (c) 2012 Dan R. Boyd LAT Photo USA. (Photo Credit: INDYCAR/LAT USA)
Will Power celebrates victory in the ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 at Milwaukee IndyFest on Sunday August 17 2014. (Photo by: Shawn Gritzmacher for IndyCar Media)
Will Power celebrates victory in the ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 at Milwaukee IndyFest on Sunday August 17 2014. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power celebrates victory in the ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 at Milwaukee IndyFest on Sunday August 17 2014. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power celebrates victory in the ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 at Milwaukee IndyFest on Sunday August 17 2014. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power celebrates victory in the ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 at Milwaukee IndyFest on Sunday August 17 2014. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power celebrates victory in the ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 at Milwaukee IndyFest on Sunday August 17 2014. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power celebrates victory in the ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 at Milwaukee IndyFest on Sunday August 17 2014. (Photo by: Shawn Gritzmacher for IndyCar Media)
Will Power celebrates victory in the ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 at Milwaukee IndyFest on Sunday August 17 2014. (Photo by: Shawn Gritzmacher for IndyCar Media)
Will Power celebrates victory in the ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 at Milwaukee IndyFest on Sunday August 17 2014. (Photo by: Shawn Gritzmacher for IndyCar Media)
Will Power celebrates victory in the ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 at Milwaukee IndyFest on Sunday August 17 2014. (Photo by: Shawn Gritzmacher for IndyCar Media)
Will Power celebrates victory in the ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 at Milwaukee IndyFest on Sunday August 17 2014. (Photo by: Shawn Gritzmacher for IndyCar Media)
Juan Pablo Montoya, Will Power and Tony Kanaan on the podium after the ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 at Milwaukee IndyFest on Sunday August 17 2014. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power takes the twin chequered flags to win the ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 at the Milwaukee Mile (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Will Power leads the field into Turn 1 during the ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 at the Milwaukee Mile (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
The confetti flies as Will Power, Juan Pablo Montoya, and Tony Kanaan raise their trophies in Victory Lane (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Will Power celebrates his win in the ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 at the Milwaukee Mile (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)

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Andrew - Unregistered

May 19, 2012 7:31 PM

Don't worry, Bom Bom - the race is capped at 33 cars. Even if there really were more than that, only the top 33 make the race. In this case, the cars labelled with a 'T' that you see in the qualifying order are the drivers' spare cars, which they have to be prepared to run and qualify in case anything happens to their primary car. At Indy, it's the car that is qualified for the race not the driver, so if you don't qualify a T-car then you run the risk of having no back-up and finding yourself out of the race if anything untoward happens.



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