Indy 500 2013 Qualifying Results: Time Trials and Pole Positions

Brian Mazique@@UniqueMaziqueCorrespondent IIIMay 19, 2013

Before the qualifying runs began on Saturday, Mother Nature's intervention delayed the beginning of the time trials by more than two hours at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Once things finally got going, 24 cars qualified for the 97th running of the Indianapolis 500. The final nine positions will be determined on Sunday during Old National Armed Forces Bump Day.

Ed Carpenter took the pole position with an average speed of 228.762 mph in the Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka No. 20 car.

Here are the rest of the times from the three rows of the Fast Nine.

Row Driver Four-Lap Average
1 Ed Carpenter 228.762
1 Carlos Munoz 228.342
1 Marco Andretti 228.261
2 E.J. Viso 228.150
2 A.J. Allmendinger 228.099
2 Will Power 228.087
3 Ryan Hunter-Reay 227.904
3 Helio Castroneves 227.762
3 James Hinchcliffe 227.070

Per Dave Lewandowski of, rookie Carlos Munoz's front-row start earned him $50,000 of the Verizon Front Row awards and Marco Andretti was awarded a $40,000 bonus.

Here are the other drivers who have already made it into the field. They are listed with their four-lap speed averages.

Grid Spot Driver Four-Lap Average
10 JR Hildebrand 227.441
11 Alex Tagliani 227.386
12 Tony Kanaan 226.949
13 Oriol Servia 226.814
14 Justin Wilson 226.370
15 Sebastien Bourdais 226.196
16 Scott Dixon 226.158
17 Dario Franchitti 226.069
18 Takuma Sato 225.892
19 Charlie Kimball 225.880
20 James Jakes 225.809
21 Simon Pagenaud 225.674
22 Townsend Bell 225.643
23 Ryan Briscoe 225.265
24 Simona De Silvestro 225.226
25 Josef Newgarden 226.731
26 Graham Rahal 225.007
27 Sebastian Saavedra 224.929
28 Tristian Vautier (R) 224.873
29 Ana Beatriz 224.184
30 Pippa Mann 224.005
31 Conor Daly (R) 223.582
32 Buddy Lazier 223.442
33 Katherine Legge 223.176

*updated May 19 at 6:04 p.m. ET.


Big Names Still Yet to Qualify

Graham Rahal

The 24-year-old son of racing legend Bobby Rahal seemed to struggle with his engine all day. After two attempts to solidify a position in the top 24, a noticeably frustrated Graham Rahal decided to regroup and take another shot on Sunday.

Don't you just love it when folks say they don't have much to say, but then go on a rant:

Qualifying Position: 25th at 225.007 MPH


Pippa Mann

Pippa Mann didn't fare much better than Rahal. She did seem at least encouraged about her chances on Sunday. If positive energy is worth anything, she's in a good space for her run at one of the last nine spots.

Qualifying Position: 30th at 224.005 MPH


Michel Jourdain

Michel Jourdain's times were woefully short of qualifying. It seems very unlikely he'll be able to recover from such a poor performance on Saturday.

Unless he and his team can truly work some magic, it is hard to see a scenario where he works his way onto the grid.

Qualifying Position: Missed the field.


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