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Edmonton: Qualifying times

Ryan Hunter-Reay won pole position for the Edmonton Indy, but an engine penalty will mean he starts from 11th when Dario Franchitti and Ryan Briscoe lead the field to green.
A shower-hit qualifying session at the 2.24-mile, 13-turn temporary circuit at Edmonton City Center Airport for Sunday's Edmonton Indy race proved exciting and unpredictable, with Will Power caught out in round 2 leaving Ryan Hunter-Reay to post the fastest time of the Firestone Fast Six pole shootout.

However, an engine change starting grid penalty means that while Ryan Hunter-Reay is the official pole winner, he will instead start ten places back in 11th place. As a result, Dario Franchitti inherits the lead spot for the start of the race and will line-up alongside Ryan Briscoe.

Qualifying times

Round 1 - Group 1

1. Will Power Penske (C) 105.416mph 1:15.9508s (4 laps)
2. Alex Tagliani BHA (H) 105.057mph 1:16.2101s + 0.2593s (3 laps)
3. Takuma Sato RLL (H) 104.941mph 1:16.2940s + 0.3432s (6 laps)
4. Ryan Briscoe Penske (C) 104.842mph 1:16.3663s + 0.4155s (5 laps)
5. Scott Dixon Ganassi (H) 104.842mph 1:16.3667s + 0.4159s (5 laps)
6. Simon Pagenaud Schmidt-Hamilton (H) 104.626mph 1:16.5237s + 0.5729s (6 laps)
7. Justin Wilson Dale Coyne (H) 104.496mph 1:16.6190s + 0.6682s (7 laps)
8. Josef Newgarden SFHR (H) 104.313mph 1:16.7533s + 0.8025s (6 laps)
9. Marco Andretti Andretti (C) 103.995mph 1:16.9881s + 1.0373s (6 laps)
10. Charlie Kimball Ganassi (H) 103.969mph 1:17.0078s + 1.057s (5 laps)
11. JR Hildebrand Panther (C) 103.27mph 1:17.5285s + 1.5777s (6 laps)
12. Simona de Silvestro HVM (L) 102.674mph 1:17.9789s + 2.0281s (7 laps)

Total laps: 66

Round 1 - Group 2

1. Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti (C) 104.927mph 1:16.3047s (4 laps)
2. James Hinchcliffe Andretti (C) 104.796mph 1:16.3995s + 0.0948s (5 laps)
3. Dario Franchitti Ganassi (H) 104.411mph 1:16.6814s + 0.3767s (6 laps)
4. Helio Castroneves Penske (C) 104.192mph 1:16.8429s + 0.5382s (7 laps)
5. Graham Rahal Ganassi (H) 104.166mph 1:16.8621s + 0.5574s (6 laps)
6. Rubens Barrichello KV Racing (C) 104.102mph 1:16.9090s + 0.6043s (8 laps)
7. Sebastien Bourdais Dragon (C) 104.013mph 1:16.9747s + 0.67s (7 laps)
8. James Jakes Dale Coyne (H) 103.993mph 1:16.9900s + 0.6853s (9 laps)
9. EJ Viso KV Racing (C) 103.99mph 1:16.9920s + 0.6873s (8 laps)
10. Oriol Servia Dreyer & Reinbold (C) 103.454mph 1:17.3906s + 1.0859s (8 laps)
11. Tony Kanaan KV Racing (C) 103.25mph 1:17.5441s + 1.2394s (5 laps)
12. Ed Carpenter ECR (C) 103.053mph 1:17.6918s + 1.3871s (5 laps)
13. Mike Conway AJ Foyt (H) 101.503mph 1:18.8781s + 2.5734s (3 laps)

Total laps: 81

Round 2 - Top 12

1. Takuma Sato RLL (H) 92.451mph 1:26.6013s (5 laps)
2. Helio Castroneves Penske (C) 91.86mph 1:27.1590s + 0.5577s (4 laps)
3. Ryan Briscoe Penske (C) 91.662mph 1:27.3466s + 0.7453s (4 laps)
4. Dario Franchitti Ganassi (H) 91.645mph 1:27.3631s + 0.7618s (4 laps)
5. Alex Tagliani BHA (H) 91.597mph 1:27.4094s + 0.8081s (4 laps)
6. Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti (C) 91.462mph 1:27.5381s + 0.9368s (4 laps)
7. Will Power Penske (C) 91.432mph 1:27.5666s + 0.9653s (4 laps)
8. Scott Dixon Ganassi (H) 91.293mph 1:27.7001s + 1.0988s (4 laps)
9. Simon Pagenaud Schmidt-Hamilton (H) 91.147mph 1:27.8410s + 1.2397s (4 laps)
10. Rubens Barrichello KV Racing (C) 90.722mph 1:28.2521s + 1.6508s (3 laps)
11. Graham Rahal Ganassi (H) 90.291mph 1:28.6737s + 2.0724s (4 laps)
12. James Hinchcliffe Andretti (C) 90.222mph 1:28.7409s + 2.1396s (4 laps)

Total laps: 48

Round 3 - Firestone Fast Six

1. Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti (C) 103.664mph 1:17.2338s (4 laps)
2. Dario Franchitti Ganassi (H) 103.65mph 1:17.2446s + 0.0108s (6 laps)
3. Ryan Briscoe Penske (C) 103.41mph 1:17.4238s + 0.19s (7 laps)
4. Takuma Sato RLL (H) 103.238mph 1:17.5526s + 0.3188s (7 laps)
5. Alex Tagliani BHA (H) 103.157mph 1:17.6139s + 0.3801s (5 laps)
6. Helio Castroneves Penske (C) 103.122mph 1:17.6401s + 0.4063s (6 laps)

Total laps: 35

Provisional starting grid

1. #10 Dario Franchitti (H) Ganassi
2. #2 Ryan Briscoe (C) Team Penske
3. #15 Takuma Sato (H) Rahal Letterman Lanigan
4. #98 Alex Tagliani (H) Bryan Herta Autosport
5. #3 Helio Castroneves (C) Team Penske
6. #77 Simon Pagenaud (H) Schmidt-Hamilton Motorsport
7. #8 Rubens Barrichello (C) KV Racing Technology
8. #38 Graham Rahal (H) Ganassi
9. #27 James Hinchcliffe (C) Andretti Autosport
10. #18 Justin Wilson (H) Dale Coyne Racing
11. #28 Ryan Hunter-Reay (C) Andretti Autosport *
12. #7 Sebastien Bourdais (C) Dragon Racing
13. #67 Josef Newgarden (H) Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing
14. #19 James Jakes (H) Dale Coyne Racing
15. #26 Marco Andretti (C) Andretti Autosport
16. #5 EJ Viso (C) KV Racing Technology
17. #12 Will Power (C) Team Penske*
18. #9 Scott Dixon (H) Ganassi *
19. #83 Charlie Kimball (H) Ganassi
20. #22 Oriol Servia (C) Dreyer & Reinbold
21. #4 JR Hildebrand (C) Panther
22. #11 Tony Kanaan (C) KV Racing Technology
23. #20 Ed Carpenter (C) Ed Carpenter Racing
24. #14 Mike Conway (H) AJ Foyt Racing
25. #78 Simona de Silvestro (L) HVM Racing *

* denotes ten place grid penalties for unscheduled engine changes
All times and provisional starting grid are unofficial



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