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Indianapolis 500 Qualifying - Pole Day // IZOD IndyCar Series 2012

Published by Pat W

Qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 can be one of the most dramatic times in motorsport. While this year's smaller entry may dilute the drama at the bottom of the field, at the top the upside down form book brought with the new Dallara DW12 IndyCar and the competition among engine makers will hold our interest just as highly as ever. Qualifying this year is held over two days and as tradition dictates is a single-car run for 4 laps of the 2.5 mile circuit, with cars ranked by their average speed over the 4 laps. Pole day sets positions 1 to 24, then after a 30 minute break we go into the Firestone Fast Nine where the top 9 drivers advance to the final pole position shootout - the times are wiped and there's one more four-lap run to shoot for pole!

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Qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 can be one of the most dramatic times in motorsport. While this year's smaller entry may dilute the drama at the bottom of the field, at the top the upside down form book brought with the new Dallara DW12 IndyCar and the competition among engine makers will hold our interest just as highly as ever.  Qualifying this year is held over two days and as tradition dictates is a single-car run for 4 laps of the 2.5 mile circuit, with cars ranked by their average speed over the 4 laps. Pole day sets positions 1 to 24, then after a 30 minute break we go into the Firestone Fast Nine where the top 9 drivers advance to the final pole position shootout - the times are wiped and there's one more four-lap run to shoot for pole!
IZOD IndyCar Series

Event start

16:00GMT +01:00

19 May 2012