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2013 Indy 500: Pole Day Fast 9 shootout

Ed Carpenter pulled off a shock Indy 500 pole position in the Fast 9 Shootout, with Carlos Munoz and Marco Andretti joining him on the front row.
Ed Carpenter clinched a surprise pole position for the 2013 Indianapolis 500 after setting a four-lap average of 228.762mph to hold on to the top spot ahead of a dazzling rookie performance from Carlos Munoz.

The pair will be joined on the front row of the grid by Munoz' Andretti Autosport team mate Marco Andretti, with a third member of the Andretti line-up following immediately behind in fourth place on the second row of the grid alongside Penske duo AJ Allmendinger and Will Power.

The remaining members of the two squads - Ryan Hunter-Reay, Helio Castroneves and James Hinchcliffe - rounded out the third row at the end of the 90 minute Fast 9 pole shootout which locks down those positions for the start of next weekend's Indy 500 on Sunday, May 26.

The pole shootout had been an all-Chevrolet affair with not a single Honda-powered car making it onto the front three rows for the start of the 97th running of the Indianapolis 500. The highest Honda on the current grid is 2011 pole winner Alex Tagliani in 11th.

Ten drivers still have to make new runs to set qualifying times on Sunday, with one driver set to miss out as 34 drivers in total go for 33 spots on the starting grid.

See Pole Day qualifying times for the remainder of the top 24 starting grid positions, which remain provisional ahead of Bump Day tomorrow. Also available are pictures from the qualifying and practice sessions so far.

Row 1

1. #20 Ed Carpenter (C) Four-lap average: 228.762mph
W/U 227.039, L1 229.347, L2 228.976, L3 228.774, L4 227.955

2. #26 Carlos Munoz (C) Four-lap average: 228.342mph
W/U 224.537, L1 228.988, L2 228.382, L3 228.211, L4 227.792

3. #25 Marco Andretti (C) Four-lap average: 228.261mph
W/U 224.263, L1 229.049, L2 228.393, L3 228.012, L4 227.596

Row 2

4. #5 EJ Viso (C) Four-lap average: 228.150mph
W/U 225.185, L1 228.611, L2 228.372, L3 227.938, L4 227.682

5. #2 AJ Allmendinger (C) Four-lap average: 228.099mph
W/U 224.950, L1 228.722, L2 228.262, L3 227.786, L4 227.629

6. #12 Will Power (C) Four-lap average: 228.087mph
W/U 220.830, L1 229.119, L2 228.375, L3 227.619, L4 227.246

Row 3

7. #1 Ryan Hunter-Reay (C) Four-lap average: 227.904mph
W/U 226.208, L1 228.778, L2 228.106, L3 227.394, L4 227.343

8. #3 Helio Castroneves (C) Four-lap average: 227.762mph
W/U 226.276, L1 228.770, L2 228.118, L3 227.435, L4 226.736

9. #27 James Hinchcliffe (C) Four-lap average: 227.070mph
W/U 221.159, L1 225.760, L2 227.871, L3 227.550, L4 227.113

* denotes rookie



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Overcast and hazy conditions on Pole Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway - Saturday May 18, 2013. (Picture Credit: Bret Kelley for IndyCar Media)
Pole Day at the 2013 Indianapolis 500. (Photo Credit: Jim Haines for IndyCar Media)
Pole Day at the 2013 Indianapolis 500. (Photo Credit: Jim Haines for IndyCar Media)
Ed Carpenter wins pole position for the 2013 Indianapolis 500. (Photo Credit: Jim Haines for IndyCar Media)
Pole winner Ed Carpenter compares his times with a master on Pole Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway - Saturday May 18, 2013. (Picture Credit: Jim Haines for IndyCar Media)
Bryan Herta Autosport 2015 Indy 500 entry sponsored by Green1. (Picture Credit: Bryan Herta Autosport)
Will Power celebrates with his team after winning the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series championship (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Will Power celebrates with his team owner Roger Penske after winning the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series championship (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Will Power celebrates with his wife Liz after winning the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series championship (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Will Power celebrates winning the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series championship (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Will Power celebrates winning the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series championship (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Will Power celebrates winning the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series championship (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Will Power celebrates winning the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series championship (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Will Power celebrates winning the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series championship (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Tony Kanaan, driver of the #10 Target Chip Ganassi Chevrolet IndyCar V6, races to victory Saturday, August 30, 2014 during the last Verizon IndyCar Series race of the season at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. This is the third consecutive win for Chevrolet at Auto Club Speedway. Chevrolet wins the Manufacturer`s Championship for the third straight season. (Photo by Gregg Ellman/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Team Chevy sweeps the podium as Tony Kanaan (center), driver of the #10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrates his victory Saturday, August 30, 2014, during the last Verizon IndyCar Series race of the season at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. Teammate Scott Dixon (left), driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet V6, finishes second, and Ed Carpenter, driver of the #20 Fuzzy`s Ultra Premium Vodka/Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet V6, finishes third. Chevrolet wins the Manufacturer`s Championship for the third straight season. (Photo by Gregg EllmanLAT for Chevy Racing)
Tony Kanaan, driver of the #10 Target Chip Ganassi Chevrolet IndyCar V6, takes the chequered flag while racing to victory Saturday, August 30, 2014 during the last Verizon IndyCar Series race of the season at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. This is the third consecutive win for Chevrolet at Auto Club Speedway. Chevrolet wins the Manufacturer`s Championship for the third straight season. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Tony Kanaan, driver of the #10 Target Chip Ganassi Chevrolet IndyCar V6, makes a quick pit stop while racing to victory Saturday, August 30, 2014 during the last Verizon IndyCar Series race of the season at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. This is the third consecutive win for Chevrolet at Auto Club Speedway. Chevrolet wins the Manufacturer`s Championship for the third straight season. (Photo by Brian Cleary/LAT for Chevy Racing)

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