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Indy 500: Bump Day qualifying times

All remaining nine cars qualified for positions on the back three rows of the grid for the 2012 Indianapolis 500 race to be held a week on Sunday.
An unnaturally quiet Bump Day qualifying Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway confirmed positions for all the remaining nine cars on the 33-car starting grid for the 96th running of the Indy 500 next weekend.

Simona de Silvestro was first out on track in the HVM; the final car to make a qualifying run was Ed Carpenter. The fastest qualifier was Dragon's Sebastien Bourdais, whose lap speed of 223.760mph (2:40.8666s) would have been good enough to take 15th place ahead of the Ganassis of Scott Dixon and Dario franchitti if it had been done on Saturday.

The slowest runner was Jean Alesi in the Lotus Fan Force United car, although with no minimum speed threshold required to make the grid there was little incentive for him to put in anything other than a complete set of four lapped times to clinch the final spot on the grid.

There were no unused or spare T-cars submitted by any teams or drivers, meaning that bumping did not take place. Once all the cars had put in their qualifying times, everyone turned their attention instead to another day of practice running, with Charlie Kimball ending up spinning into the wall early on.

A full session report with driver quotes is available, as well as full Sunday practice times.

Bump Day qualifying times:

25. #7 Sebastien Bourdais Chevrolet 223.760mph 2:40.8666s
26. #41 Wade Cunningham Honda 223.258mph 2:41.2484s (-0.3818)
27. #22 Oriol Servia Chevrolet 222.393mph 2:41.8754s (-1.0088)
28. #20T Ed Carpenter Chevrolet 222.324mph 2:41.9262s (-1.0596)
29. #14 Mike Conway Honda 222.319mph 2:41.9293s (-1.0627)
30. #6 Katherine Legge Chevrolet 221.624mph 2:42.4374s (-1.5708)
31. #39 Bryan Clauson Honda 214.455mph 2:47.6671s (-6.8005)
32. #78 Simona de Silvestro Lotus 214.393mph 2:47.9162s (-7.0496)
33. #64 Jean Alesi Lotus 210.094mph 2:51.3516s (-10.4850)

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Sebastien Bourdais (c) 2012, Michael L. Levitt. LAT Photo (Photo Credit: INDYCAR/LAT USA)
Sebastien Bourdais (#7) on track at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during practice for the 2012 IndyCar Indy 500. 12-27 May, 2012, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. (c) 2012, F. Peirce Williams LAT Photo USA (Photo Credit: INDYCAR/LAT USA)
Scott Dixon - Target Chip Ganassi Racing   [pic credit: IndyCar Media/JOE SKIBINSKI]
Luca Filippi   [pic credit: IndyCar Media/Chris Jones]
Josef Newgarden - Ed Carpenter Racing   [pic credit: IndyCar Media/Shawn Gritzmacher]
Will Power - Penske  [pic credit: IndyCar Media/Chris Jones]
Will Power - Penske   [pic credit: IndyCar Media/Chris Jones]
James Hinchcliffe - Schmidt Peterson Motorsports   [pic credit: IndyCar Media/Chris Jones]
Josef Newgarden - Ed Carpenter Racing [credit: Chris Jones]
James Hinchcliffe - Schmidt Peterson [credit: Chris Owens]
Carlos Munoz celebrates his first IndyCar pole at Texas Motor Speedway
Spencer Pigot - Ed Carpenter Racing
Simon Pagenaud - Team Penske   [image credit: IndyCar Media/Bret Kelley]
Sebastian Bourdais (KVSH Racing) celebrates in Detroit   [image creid: IndyCar Media/Chris Owens]
Sebastian Bourdais - KVSH Racing   [image credit: IndyCar Media/Chris Owens]
Alex Rossi, Indy 500 [Credit: IndyCar]
Alexander Rossi - Andretti Autosport
Alexander Rossi - Andretti Autosport [credit: Walter Kuhn]

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