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Indianapolis 500 Pole Day 5-22-10

Front straight and IMS Tower Front straight & IMS Tower Turn 1
Infield & turn 2 Infield Front straight & IMS Tower
Start of qualifying Start of qualifying start of qualifying
Infield big screen TV Front straight Scoring tower
Scott Dixon Scott Dixon Alex Tagliani
Alex Tagliani Graham Rahal Townsend Bell
Townsend Bell Front straight Front straight
Front straight Turn 1 Infield Tower
Infield Tower Jay Howard Turn 2
Infield Front straight Infield
Mario Moraes Mario Moraes Qualifies ready
Sarah Fisher Qualifiers Front straight & Infield Tower
Front straight & infield Tower Front straight & infield Tower Front straight & infield Tower
Turn 1 Turn 2 Infield
Front straight Front straight Qualifiers ready
Front straight Turn 2 Infield
Scoring Tower Jay Howard Graham Rahal
Infield Front straight Qualifiers ready
IMS Tower Jay Howard IMS Tower
Tomas Scheckter Big Screen TV Tomas Scheckter
Infield Mike Conway Mike Conway
Ryan Hunter-Reay Mario Romancini Mario Romancini
Mario Romancini Mario Ronancini Scott Dixon
Scott Dixon Scott Dixon Milka Duno
Milka Duno Milka Duno Milka Duno
Qualifiers ready Dario Franchitti Dario Franchitti
Ed Carpenter Ed Carpenter Ed Carpenter
Ed Carpenter Front straight & IMS Tower Justin Wilson
Justin Wilson Justin Wilson Justin Wilson
Justin Wilson Danika Patrick Danika Patrick
Danicka Patrick Danicka Patrick Danicka Patrick
Scoring Tower & Front straight Rafael Matos Rafael Matos
Rafael Matos Front straight & infield tower Front straight & infield tower
Front straight Front straight Bryan Herta
Bryan Herta Bryan Herta Bryan Herta
Qualifiers ready Infield & turn 2 Turn 1 & 2 short chute
Front Straight IMS Safety Vehicles Mario Moraes
Mario Moraes Mario Moraes Danika Patrick
Simona DeSilvestro Simona DeSilvestro Simona DeSilvestro
Ryan Briscoe Infield & turn 2 Ryan Briscoe
Ryan Briscoe Ryan Brisco Tony Kanan
Tony Kanan Tony Kanan Alex Lloyd
Alex Lloyd Alex Lloyd EJ Viso
EJ Viso EJ Viso Vitor Meira
Paul Tracy Paul Tracy Paul Tracy
Scoring Tower Front straight Front straight
Qualifiers ready    
     

Pole Day Shoot-Out Qualifiers - Top 9 Drivers

Helio Castroveves Helio Castroveves Helio Castrovenes
Helio's 227.961 MPH Lap Helio's 228.213 MPH Lap Hideki Mutoh
Hideki Mutoh Hideki Mutoh Scott Dixon
Scott Dixon Scott Dixon Alex Tagliani
Alex Tagliani Alex Tagliani Will Power
Will Power Will Power Dario Franchitti
Dario Franchitti Dario Franchitti IMS Scoring Tower
Graham Rahal Graham Rahal Graham Rahal
Ryan Briscoe Ryan Briscoe Ryan Briscoe
Ed Carpenter Ed Carpenter Ed Carpenter
Hideki Mutoh Hideki Mutoh Hideki Mutoh
Alex Tagliani Alex Tagliani Alex Tagliani
IMS Scoring Tower Dario Franchitti Dario Franchitti
Dario Franchitti  
     

2010 Indianapolis 500 Starting Grid

Row 1

1. Helio Castroneves, No. 3 Team Penske: Logical choice based on past Indy record and dominant pole run. But the fastest guy doesn't always win.

2. Will Power, No. 12 Verizon Team Penske: Quiet Aussie couldn't pick a better place for breakthrough oval win. Except for that massive victory media tour

3. Dario Franchitti, No. 10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing: Fast when he needs to be, and ability to drive disciplined races gives the Ganassi team multiple options.

Row 2

4. Ryan Briscoe, No. 12 Team Penske: Time to show whether that publicly stated focus on Indy has paid off.

5. Alex Tagliani, No. 77 Fazzt Race Team: Best story of the month. New team has great chemistry and showed speed every day.

6. Scott Dixon, No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing: Starting position belies the speed he showed all week.

Row 3

7. Graham Rahal, No. 30 Rahal Letterman Racing: Solid team capable of putting its driver in contention at the end. But Graham is looking for his first Indy finish.

8. Ed Carpenter, No. 20 Vision Racing: Great achievement for Vision Racing to make the shootout in a one-off return. Top finish could fund more races.

9. Hideki Mutoh, No. 06 Newman/Haas Racing: New driver performing well for legendary team making its 450th Indy car start.

Row 4

10. Townsend Bell, No. 99 Sam Schmidt Motorsports: Out to show last year's fourth-place finish wasn't a fluke.

11. Justin Wilson, No. 22 Dreyer & Reinbold Racing: Road-racing ace believes switch to DRR will help his oval skills.

12. Raphael Matos, No. 2 de Ferran Dragon Racing: Young Brazilian gained a superb mentor in de Ferran/Luczo Dragon merger.

Row 5

13. Mario Moraes, No. 32 KV Racing Technology: Needs to complete Lap 1 this year so team accountants can breathe again.

14. Davey Hamilton, No. 21 de Ferran Dragon Racing: Nice job in qualifying by returning veteran.

15. Mike Conway, No. 24 Dreyer & Reinbold Racing: Another relative newcomer looking for breakout oval run.

 

Row 6

16. Marco Andretti, No. 26 Andretti Autosport: Always competitive on race day at Indianapolis.

17. Ryan Hunter-Reay, No. 37 Andretti Autosport: Needs a good finish to keep pressure on for a full-time ride.

18. Dan Wheldon, No. 4 Panther Racing: Midfield starting positions have never deterred one of Indy's best.

Row 7

19. E.J. Viso, No. 8 KV Racing Technology: Getting to the finish is key for young Venezuelan charger.

20. Tomas Scheckter, No. 23 Dreyer & Reinbold Racing: Still capable and still eager to return full time.

21. Ana Beatriz, No. 25 Dreyer & Reinbold Racing: Top female qualifier set for her first oval Indy car start.

Row 8

22. Simona De Silvestro, No. 78 HVM Racing: Female star has gained respect within HVM team and in the paddock and is building a fan base.

23. Danica Patrick, No. 7 Andretti Autosport: Struggled on the track and made it worse by bad-mouthing her team. Buckle up for what might be Danica's last Indy 500.

24. Bertrand Baguette, No. 36 Conquest Racing: Outsped some big-name drivers to a first-day qualifying berth.

Row 9

25. Bruno Junqueira, No. 33 Fazzt Race Team: Seven practice laps, seventh-fastest speed in the field. Somebody give this man a full-time job!

26. Alex Lloyd, No. 19 Dale Coyne Racing: Stepped up when it counted, unlike teammate Milka Duno.

27. Mario Romancini, No. 34 Conquest Racing: Nice work by Conquest Racing to get two cars into the field.

Row 10

28. John Andretti, No. 43 Andretti Autosport: Running for cousin Michael made for a good story, but it stretched Andretti Autosport pretty thin.

29. Sarah Fisher, No. 67 Sarah Fisher Racing: Devastated after Jay Howard's SFR car DNQ'd, owner Sarah has to focus on being driver Sarah.

30. Vitor Meira, No. 14 A.J. Foyt Racing: Not the most harmonious month of May for the Foyt team.

Row 11

31. Takuma Sato, No. 5 KV Racing Technology: Speedy Japanese driver made speedy comeback to qualify after big weekend crash.

32. Tony Kanaan, No. 11 Andretti Autosport: Just qualifying for the race was a character-building experience for former series champion.

33. Sebastian Saavedra, No. 29 Bryan Herta Autosport: Young rookie has already experienced many of the emotions Indy elicits.

 

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