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2013 Indy 500: Starting grid

The finalised starting grid for the 2013 Indianapolis 500 sees Ed Carpenter on pole, two rookies in the top five, and Michel Jourdain Jr. missing out.
Ed Carpenter will lead the field to the green flag in the 2013 Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 26 with rookie Carlos Munoz alongside him on the front row.

Another rookie, AJ Allmendinger (Penske) makes it onto the second row, while the other two rookie hopefuls - Tristan Vautier (Schmid-Peterson) and Conor Daly (AJ Foyt Racing) -both successfully make it into their first Indy 500.

Two last minute entries for the race - Lazier Partners' Buddy Lazier and Schmidt-Peterson's Katherine Legge - both make it onto the back row of the 33-car grid, while Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing's Michael Jourdain Jr. loses out and goes home early after the team failed to find a set-up that made the #17 car work sufficiently to allow the Mexican to even attempt a high-speed qualifying run on Bump Day. (See separate story.)

Bump Day practice times.
Pictures from all the qualifying and practice sessions.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Row 9

25. #21 Josef Newgarden (H) Four-lap average: 225.731mph
W/U 225.235, L1 225.819, L2 225.816, L3 225.690, L4 225.601

26. #15 Graham Rahal (H) Four-lap average: 225.007mph
W/U 222.493, L1 225.169, L2 225.106, L3 224.948, L4 224.806

27. #6 Sebastian Saavedra (C) Four-lap average: 224.929mph
W/U 223.924, L1 224.965, L2 225.240, L3 224.918, L4 224.595

Row 10

28. #55 Tristan Vautier * (H) Four-lap average: 224.873mph
W/U 223.996, L1 226.060, L2 224.901, L3 225.511, L4 223.041

29. #18 Ana Beatriz (H) Four-lap average: 224.184mph
W/U 223.665, L1 223.987, L2 224.030, L3 224.463, L4 224.257

30. #63 Pippa Mann (H) Four-lap average: 224.005mph
W/U 222.812, L1 224.649, L2 224.126, L3 224.174, L4 223.075

Row 11

31. #41 Conor Daly * (H) Four-lap average: 223.582mph
W/U 215.995, L1 223.699, L2 223.730, L3 223.465, L4 223.436

32. #91 Buddy Lazier (C) Four-lap average: 223.442mph
W/U 220.805, L1 223.760, L2 223.473, L3 223.356, L4 223.179

33. #81 Katherine Legge (H) Four-lap average: 223.176mph
W/U 220.919, L1 223.349, L2 222.894, L3 223.238, L4 223.222

Failed to qualify

#17 Michel Jourdain Jr. (H)

* denotes rookie



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Ed Carpenter takes the flag at the end of his qualifying run on Pole Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway - Saturday May 18, 2013. (Picture Credit: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Ed Carpenter (right), driver of the #20 Fuzzy`s Ultra Premium Vodka Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet, receives the Verizon P1 pole award after capturing the pole Saturday, May 18, 2013 during qualifying for the upcoming Indianapolis 500 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt for Chevrolet)
Ed Carpenter with the award for winning the Indy 500 pole at Indianapolis Motor Speedway - Sunday May 19, 2013. (Picture Credit: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Marco Andretti, Ed Carpenter and Carlos Munoz show off their cheques as they take up position on the frontstretch on Bump Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway - Sunday May 19, 2013. (Picture Credit: Bret Kelley for IndyCar Media)
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)
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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)
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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)
Will Power, driver of the #12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrates winning the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series Championship by posing with the Astor Challenge Cup Saturday, August 30, 2014 after the last race of the season at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. Chevrolet clinches its third straight Manufacturer`s Championship. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Will Power, driver of the #12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrates winning the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series Championship by hoisting the Astor Challenge Cup Saturday, August 30, 2014 after the last race of the season at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. Chevrolet clinches its third straight Manufacturer`s Championship. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)

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need4speed - Unregistered

May 20, 2013 2:55 PM

.................but for the rain they couldve pulled 230mph. Clearly worrying times as this is the stuff of airplanes. Still, its not called the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing" for no reason! Cant wait to see the race!!



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