- Jacques Villeneuve will attempt to make Indianapolis 500 starts 19 years apart, bettering Cy Marshall & Roland Free's 17-year gap set in 1947.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Pole Day Wrapup

Qualifying for the 2012 Indianapolis 500 is in the books and Penske's Ryan Briscoe will sit on Pole for the 96th running of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing.

Sitting alongside Briscoe will be James Hinchcliffe and Ryan Hunter-Reay.

The remaining 21 spots qualified today include:

P4 - Andretti
P5 - Power
P6 - Castroneves
P7 - Newgarden
P8 - Kanaan
P9 - Viso
P10 - Barrichello
P11 - Tagliani
P12 - Rahal
P13 - Beatriz
P14 - Kimball
P15 - Dixon
P16 - Franchitti
P17 - Jakes
P18 - Hildebrand
P19 - Sato
P20 - Bill
P21 - Wilson
P22 - Jourdain
P23 - Pagenaud
P24 - Saavedra

Unlike most of the month, the day was not without incident with crashes by Bryan Clauson, Oriol Servia, and Ed Carpenter. With a slight injury to Clauson's hand, all three drivers were checked and released from the medical center and cleared to drive tomorrow.

Saavedra blew an engine on a qualification warmup lap early in the day but a replacement was made and the Colombian was able to qualify 24th.

The drivers not yet to qualify include:

Wade Cunningham
Bryan Clauson
Ed Carpenter
Mike Conway
Sebastien Bourdais
Katherine Legge
Oriol Servia
Simona de Silvestro
Jean Alesi

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