Indy 500: Dixon P1, Power and De Silvestro not yet qualified

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Instantly after everybody set their first run occasions, Staff Penske-Chevrolet’s Josef Newgarden headed out to make a second run, and whereas marginally bettering his common velocity over the four-lap run, he didn’t enhance his 20th place.

In contrast, one other Chevy runner, Ed Carpenter Racing’s Rinus VeeKay vaulted from 12th to fifth, gaining over 0.6mph on his and solely a second on his fourth lap prevented him from claiming second.

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Marco Andretti made an identical enchancment within the #98 Andretti Autosport-Honda to edge away from the hazard zone of relegation to the Final Probability Qualifiers, transferring up from 28th to 24th.

Meyer Shank Racing’s Jack Harvey, who hadn’t set a consultant time on his first run as a result of a weird obvious building downside along with his right-rear tire, had no downside in setting 20th quickest velocity of the day at the moment to maneuver comfortably into the race.

Stefan Wilson within the sixth Andretti Autosport-Honda failed to enhance on his 25th – which had now turn out to be 26th as a result of Harvey’s enchancment, whereas the Rahal Letterman Lanigan-Hondas of each Takuma Sato and Santino Ferrucci began second runs however had been waved off as their early laps confirmed no signal of bettering their 13th and 23rd grid slots respectively.

Then got here Alex Palou’s heavy shunt within the #10 Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda.

Palou informed NBC: “It’s only a bit irritating. Chip Ganassi Racing gave me the quickest automotive in the present day and throughout the week. It was me pushing to be quicker. I misplaced the rear on entry. Issues occur whenever you attempt to go quick and take all the pieces to the restrict. We are going to attempt to repair it for tomorrow.”

As a result of he had rejoined the observe from the sluggish line, Palou had not wanted to forfeit his first-run time. The Ganassi workforce reported to NBC that the automotive was salvageable too.

Conor Daly within the third Carpenter automotive deserted his run, whereas Sage Karam’s Dreyer & Reinbold Racing-Chevy accomplished its run however didn’t enhance.

With temperatures climbing to 86degF ambient/120degF observe, no extra important enhancements had been going to occur earlier than 5pm, however Colton Herta’s Andretti Autosport-Honda – already certified second quickest – ventured out to hold out analysis on anticipated observe situations for the Quick 9 shootout for pole tomorrow. His 230.229mph common was some 1.4mph off his greatest.

As 5.00pm approached, when there could be simply 50mins to go, it obtained busy down in pitlane with race director Kyle Novak having to resolve the order by which the vehicles would hit the observe.

Juan Pablo Montoya went out with revised gearing in his Arrow McLaren SP-Chevrolet however couldn’t make any enchancment.

Ed Jones within the Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser Sullivan-Honda, made a significant enchancment to vault from 19th to 11th, and subsequent up was Wilson, who once more failed to raised his time from the primary run.

Karam, having fallen exterior the highest 30 that might be confirmed within the race got here from the precedence line to make a 3rd run, however workforce proprietor Dennis Reinbold correctly referred to as him in after two flying laps because it was clear he wouldn’t enhance.

Subsequent up was Felix Rosenqvist who sat 17th on the time and improved to 14th, whereas 2020 polesitter Marco Andretti (25th) got here subsequent and obtained fractionally higher however didn’t transfer up the grid.

From the quick line, Simona De Silvestro hit the observe within the Paretta Autosport-Chevrolet and whereas her first lap was 230.2mph, her second was solely 228.5, her third was 228.3, and her final was 226.55. That dropped her exterior the highest 30 and consigned her to the Final Probability Qualifier battle tomorrow.

Subsequent up got here Staff Penske’s Will Energy, within the unbelievable place of needing to struggle his method into the sphere. His first three laps had been fabulously constant however ranged solely from 229.392 to 229.252mph, however his fourth, a 228.885, dropped him to 31st.

Each he and De Silvestro refueled and rejoined the precedence line, however first they needed to watch High Gun Racing’s RC Enerson run two laps earlier than his run was aborted by IndyCar.

AJ Foyt Racing-Chevrolet’s Dalton Kellett then went into the precedence lane so had his time pulled, after which set a time 1mph significantly slower – thereby giving De Silvestro a better goal for her third run. Nonetheless, de Silvestro couldn’t make it occur and so Kellett was secure.

Nonetheless, as a result of Energy’s workforce had gone to the precedence line once more his earlier common – regardless of being far faster than Kellett’s eventual common, was now void.

Thus tomorrow afternoon, Energy, de Silvestro, Karam, Kimball and Enerson will struggle for the final three locations on the grid.

Locked-in Indy 500 qualifiers, with High 9 to run Quick 9 shootout tomorrow

P

No

Title

QSpeed

QLap1Speed

QLap2Speed

QLap3Speed

QLap4Speed

Engine

Staff

1

9

Scott Dixon

231.828

232.574

231.762

231.612

231.368

Honda

Chip Ganassi Racing

2

26

Colton Herta

231.648

232.364

231.872

231.421

230.940

Honda

Andretti Autosport

3

48

Tony Kanaan

231.639

232.348

231.845

231.435

230.934

Honda

Chip Ganassi Racing

4

20

Ed Carpenter

231.616

232.239

231.777

231.361

231.092

Chevy

Ed Carpenter Racing

5

21

Rinus VeeKay

231.483

232.086

231.626

231.265

230.958

Chevy

Ed Carpenter Racing

6

06

Helio Castroneves

231.164

231.202

231.384

231.222

230.850

Honda

Meyer Shank Racing

7

10

Alex Palou

231.145

231.790

231.243

230.877

230.675

Honda

Chip Ganassi Racing

8

28

Ryan Hunter-Reay

231.139

231.523

231.247

230.969

230.821

Honda

Andretti Autosport

9

8

Marcus Ericsson

231.104

231.843

231.211

230.717

230.649

Honda

Chip Ganassi Racing

10

27

Alexander Rossi

231.046

231.408

231.118

230.947

230.712

Honda

Andretti Autosport

11

18

Ed Jones

231.044

231.632

231.156

230.854

230.535

Honda

Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser Sullivan

12

5

Pato O’Ward

230.864

231.433

231.030

230.719

230.276

Chevy

Arrow McLaren SP

13

51

Pietro Fittipaldi

230.846

231.542

230.942

230.598

230.306

Honda

Dale Coyne Racing w/Rick Ware Racing

14

7

Felix Rosenqvist

230.744

231.245

230.859

230.512

230.363

Chevy

Arrow McLaren SP

15

30

Takuma Sato

230.708

231.386

230.857

230.525

230.067

Honda

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing

16

29

James Hinchcliffe

230.563

231.106

230.659

230.300

230.189

Honda

Andretti Steinbrenner Autosport

17

3

Scott McLaughlin

230.557

231.154

230.698

230.316

230.063

Chevy

Staff Penske

18

15

Graham Rahal

230.521

230.799

230.510

230.425

230.350

Honda

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing

19

47

Conor Daly

230.427

230.908

230.541

230.258

230.004

Chevy

Ed Carpenter Racing

20

60

Jack Harvey

230.191

230.428

230.246

230.120

229.968

Honda

Meyer Shank Racing

21

2

Josef Newgarden

230.071

230.846

230.204

229.862

229.378

Chevy

Staff Penske

22

1

JR Hildebrand

229.980

230.565

230.116

229.208

230.035

Chevy

AJ Foyt Enterprises

23

45

Santino Ferrucci

229.949

230.546

229.856

229.721

229.676

Honda

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing

24

86

Juan Pablo Montoya

229.891

230.796

230.239

229.479

229.057

Chevy

Arrow McLaren SP

25

98

Marco Andretti

229.872

230.779

230.094

229.610

229.012

Honda

Andretti Herta-Haupert w/Marco & Curb-Agajanian

26

22

Simon Pagenaud

229.778

230.405

229.886

229.405

229.418

Chevy

Staff Penske

27

14

Sebastien Bourdais

229.744

230.224

229.743

229.604

229.406

Chevy

AJ Foyt Enterprises

28

25

Stefan Wilson

229.714

229.993

229.819

229.591

229.454

Honda

Andretti Autosport

29

59

Max Chilton

229.417

230.203

229.538

229.118

228.814

Chevy

Carlin

30

4

Dalton Kellett

228.323

229.381

229.356

225.728

228.866

Chevy

AJ Foyt Enterprises

 

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