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2013 Indy 500: Pole Day qualifying times

18 May 2013

Chevrolet dominated qualifying on Saturday, the first day of qualifying for the 97th running of the Indianapolis 500 next Sunday.

All nine cars making it through to the 90-minute Fast 9 shootout in the final 90 minutes of track time on Saturday were Chevy-powered, with Penske's Will Power topping the times with a four-lap average of 228.844mph ahead of Andretti Autosport pair Ryan Hunter-Reay and Carlos Munoz. The fastest Honda driver was former Indy 500 polewinner Alex Tagliani in 11th.

Munoz was one of two rookies to make it into the Fast 9 in his first year attempting the Indy 500, with AJ Allmendinger also making it through. The other two rookies in the field, Conor Daly and Tristan Vautier, are yet make it onto the starting grid of the race.

While the top nine go on to set new times to lock-down the front three rows, the remainder of the top 24 cars following Pole Day qualifying are probably assured of keeping their provisional starting qualifying - unless they withdraw their times or are 'bumped' by improved efforts from the ten drivers yet to get starting positions.

The ten drivers outside the top 24 have their times wiped clear ahead of tomorrow's Bump Day efforts. At least one driver will go home early, as the additional Katherine Legge to the Schmidt-Peterson line-up means 34 drivers are chasing jut 33 spots on the grid for the May 26 grid.

See pictures from the qualifying and practice sessions so far.

Through to Fast 9 Shootout

1. #12 Will Power (C) Four-lap average:228.844mph
W/U 221.139, L1 229.422, L2 229.170, L3 228.526, L4 228.258

2. #1 Ryan Hunter-Reay (C) Four-lap average: 228.282mph
W/U 225.404, L1 228.684, L2 228.426, L3 228.101, L4 227.917

3. #26 Carlos Munoz * (C) Four-lap average: 228.171mph
W/U 224.137, L1 228.447, L2 228.132, L3 228.181, L4 227.924

4. #3 Helio Castroneves (C) Four-lap average: 227.975mph
W/U 222.510, L1 227.653, L2 228.339, L3 228.068, L4 227.840

5. #20 Ed Carpenter (C) Four-lap average: 227.952mph
W/U 227.181, L1 228.435, L2 228.309, L3 227.778, L4 227.286

6. #25 Marco Andretti (C) Four-lap average: 227.893mph
W/U 225.226, L1 228.572, L2 227.898, L3 227.522, L4 227.580

7. #2 AJ Allmendinger * (C) Four-lap average: 227.761mph
W/U 220.856, L1 227.942, L2 227.918, L3 227.711, L4 227.473

8. #5 EJ Viso (C) Four-lap average: 227.612mph
W/U 228.187, L1 227.990, L2 227.608, L3 227.531, L4 227.319

9. #27 James Hinchcliffe (C) Four-lap average: 227.493mph
W/U 224.025, L1 228.131, L2 227.799, L3 227.208, L4 226.834

Provisional Row 4

10. #4 JR Hildebrand (C) Four-lap average: 227.441mph
W/U 226.559, L1 227.704, L2 227.532, L3 227.511, L4 227.016

11. #98 Alex Tagliani (H) Four-lap average: 227.386mph
W/U 225.649, L1 227.907, L2 227.629, L3 227.075, L4 226.937

12. #11 Tony Kanaan (C) Four-lap average: 226.949mph
W/U 225.928, L1 227.256, L2 227.028, L3 226.803, L4 226.710

Provisional Row 5

13. #22 Oriol Servia (C) Four-lap average: 226.814mph
W/U 220.983, L1 227.142, L2 226.892, L3 226.633, L4 226.588

14. #19 Justin Wilson (H) Four-lap average: 226.370mph
W/U 224.595, L1 226.804, L2 226.437, L3 226.192, L4 226.048

15. #7 Sebastien Bourdais (C) Four-lap average: 226.196mph
W/U 222.897, L1 226.161, L2 226.192, L3 226.241, L4 226.189

Provisional Row 6

16. #9 Scott Dixon (H) Four-lap average: 226.158mph
W/U 224.459, L1 226.405, L2 226.245, L3 226.098, L4 225.884

17. #10 Dario Franchitti (H) Four-lap average: 226.069mph
W/U 223.882, L1 226.680, L2 226.325, L3 225.680, L4 225.596

18. #14 Takuma Sato (H) Four-lap average: 225.892mph
W/U 220.507, L1 226.071, L2 226.061, L3 225.780, L4 225.596

Provisional Row 7

19. #83 Charlie Kimball (H) Four-lap average: 225.880mph
W/U 224.483, L1 226.226, L2 225.986, L3 225.794, L4 225.515

20. #16 James Jakes (H) Four-lap average: 225.809mph
W/U 225.145, L1 226.066, L2 225.754, L3 225.838, L4 225.578

21. #77 Simon Pagenaud (H) Four-lap average: 225.674mph
W/U 225.048, L1 225.437, L2 225.581, L3 225.841, L4 225.839

Provisional Row 8

22. #60 Townsend Bell (C) Four-lap average: 225.643mph
W/U 220.996, L1 226.146, L2 225.797, L3 225.520, L4 225.113

23. #8 Ryan Briscoe (H) Four-lap average: 225.265mph
W/U 222.841, L1 225.060, L2 225.350, L3 225.346, L4 225.305

24. #78 Simona De Silvestro (C) Four-lap average: 225.226mph
W/U 221.906, L1 225.027, L2 225.395, L3 225.312, L4 225.168

Still to set new qualifying times on Bump Day

#6 Sebastian Saavedra (C)
#15 Graham Rahal (H)
#17 Michel Jourdain Jr. (H)
#18 Ana Beatriz (H)
#41 Conor Daly (H) *
#55 Tristan Vautier (H) *
#63 Pippa Mann (H)
#67 Josef Newgarden (H)
#81 Katherine Legge (H)
#91 Buddy Lazier (C)

* denotes rookie


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