Indy 500 Starting Grid 2012: Predictions, Analysis and More

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Indy 500 Starting Grid 2012: Predictions, Analysis and More
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Can Briscoe win from the pole?

The Indy 500 is the most iconic race in America. It is the single largest sporting event we have in this country from the standpoint of crowds. There will be just about 500,000 people at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday ready for the call "Ladies and gentlemen start your engines."

We have five former Formula One (F1) drivers in this year's field, including Rubens Barrichello, Takuma Sato, Justin WilsonSebastien Bourdais and Jean Alesi.

Three of the drivers in the field are former Indy 500 race winners: Dario Franchitti (twice), Helio Castroneves (three times) and Scott Dixon (once). Finally we have three former IndyCar champions in the field: Tony Kanaan, Dario Franchitti and Scott Dixon. 

This Sunday we will crown a first-time champion. I think that there are some outstanding drivers in this year's field that will step up and take their first Indy 500 and drink the bottle of milk in Victory Lane. So who will it be?

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