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Scott Dixon Breaks The Pole Velocity File For The Indy 500


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Subsequent Sunday, the world will know who this 12 months’s Indianapolis 500 Champion is. This Sunday, we discover out who will lead the sphere of 33 to the inexperienced flag within the 106th version of the 500-mile basic.

The twelve quickest drivers from Saturday’s operating superior into Sunday’s two-round shootout for pole place. Chip Ganassi Racing superior all 5 of its entries to Sunday, Álex Palou, Tony Kanaan, Jimmie Johnson, Marcus Ericsson and Scott Dixon. The most effective opposition the Chevrolet-powered groups might muster towards Ganassi-Honda supremacy have been the McLarens of Pato O’Ward and Felix Rosenqvist and the Ed Carpenter Racing automobiles of Rinus VeeKay and crew proprietor Ed Carpenter.

Chip Ganassi Racing was capable of advance 4 of its 5 automobiles into the pole-deciding Quick Six session. The 2 ECR entries would be a part of the Honda-powered 4. Jimmie Johnson was the one Ganassi driver to not make the lower. The seven-time NASCAR Cup Collection Champion has initially of his run. Johnson almost hit the wall as his automotive’s rear slid on the Flip 1 exit of the four-lap run’s first lap. Miraculously, he saved the automotive as his right-rear tire got here inside inches of putting that wall and went on to finish the 4 laps.

The evergreen excellence of Scott Dixon was on full show on Sunday as he certified for his twentieth Indianapolis 500. Dixon was merely a lower above everybody else. His Prime Twelve common velocity of 233.510 was quick sufficient to win pole. Within the Quick Six spherical, Dixon made historical past. He received pole with a median velocity of 234.046 mph over his four-lap run, a brand new pole document and the second-fastest qualifying run of all time.

This result’s the fifth Indy 500 pole of Scott Dixon’s profession, placing him second all-time behind Rick Mears’ six pole positions.

Qualifying Outcomes – Prime 12

  1. Scott Dixon (234.046 mph)
  2. Álex Palou (233.499 mph)
  3. Rinus VeeKay (233.385 mph)
  4. Ed Carpenter (233.080 mph)
  5. Marcus Ericsson (232.764 mph)
  6. Tony Kanaan (232.372 mph)
  7. Pato O’Ward (232.705 mph)
  8. Felix Rosenqvist (232.182 mph)
  9. Romain Grosjean (231.999 mph)
  10. Takuma Sato (231.670 mph)
  11. Will Energy (231.534 mph)
  12. Jimmie Johnson (231.264 mph)
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