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Scott Dixon Breaks The Pole Pace Document For The Indy 500


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Subsequent Sunday, the world will know who this yr’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 traditional.

The twelve quickest drivers from Saturday’s working 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 perfect opposition the Chevrolet-powered groups might muster in opposition to Ganassi-Honda supremacy had been the McLarens of Pato O’Ward and Felix Rosenqvist and the Ed Carpenter Racing automobiles of Rinus VeeKay and group proprietor Ed Carpenter.

Chip Ganassi Racing was in a position to advance 4 of its 5 automobiles into the pole-deciding Quick Six session. The 2 ECR entries would be part of the Honda-powered 4. Jimmie Johnson was the one Ganassi driver to not make the reduce. The seven-time NASCAR Cup Sequence Champion has in the beginning of his run. Johnson practically hit the wall as his automobile’s rear slid on the Flip 1 exit of the four-lap run’s first lap. Miraculously, he saved the automobile 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 reduce 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 mean 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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