Honda-Powered Newgarden Leads Final Qualifying Day at Indianapolis

5/19/2013

Honda Racing Report

Sunday, May 19, 2013

 

Indianapolis 500                                                                                            Final Qualifying Report

Circuit:                Indianapolis Motor Speedway (2.5-mile oval) Speedway, IN

2012 Winner:       Dario Franchitti (Target Chip Ganassi Racing Honda) 167.734 mph average

Weather:              Sunny, warm, 85 degrees F

 

 

Indianapolis 500 Starting Grid:

Ps.

Driver      

Team

Engine - Chassis

Qualifying Speed

Notes

  1.

Ed Carpenter

Ed Carpenter Racing

Chevrolet Dallara

228.762 mph

Top-nine shootout

  2.

Carlos Munoz-R

Andretti Autosport

Chevrolet Dallara

228.342

Top-nine shootout

  3.

Marco Andretti

Andretti Autosport

Chevrolet Dallara

228.261

Top-nine shootout

 

  4.

E.J. Viso

HVM/Andretti Autosport

Chevrolet Dallara

228.150

Top-nine shootout

  5.

A.J. Allmendinger-R

Team Penske

Chevrolet Dallara

228.099

Top-nine shootout

  6.

Will Power

Team Penske

Chevrolet Dallara

228.087

Top-nine shootout

 

  7.

Ryan Hunter-Reay

Andretti Autosport

Chevrolet Dallara

228.091

Top-nine shootout

  8.

Helio Castroneves-W

Team Penske

Chevrolet Dallara

227.762

Top-nine shootout

  9.

James Hinchcliffe

Andretti Autosport

Chevrolet Dallara

227.070

 

Top-nine shootout

10.

JR Hildebrand

Panther Racing

Chevrolet Dallara

227.441

First Day

11.

Alex Tagliani

Barracuda Racing/BHA

Honda Dallara

227.386

First Day

12.

Tony Kanaan

KV Racing Technology

Chevrolet Dallara

226.949

 

First Day

13.

Oriol Servia

DRR Panther Racing

Chevrolet Dallara

226.814

First Day

14.

Justin Wilson

Dale Coyne Racing                

Honda Dallara

226.370

First Day

15.

Sebastien Bourdais

Dragon Racing

Chevrolet Dallara

226.196

 

First Day

16.

Scott Dixon-W

Target Chip Ganassi Racing

Honda Dallara

226.158

First Day

17.

Dario Franchitti-W

Target Chip Ganassi Racing

Honda Dallara

226.069

First Day

18.

Takuma Sato

A.J. Foyt Racing     

Honda Dallara

225.892

 

First Day

19.

Charlie Kimball

Chip Ganassi Racing

Honda Dallara

225.880

First Day

20.

James Jakes

Rahal Letterman Lanigan

Honda Dallara

225.809

First Day

21.

Simon Pagenaud

Schmidt Hamilton Motorsports

Honda Dallara

225.674

 

First Day

22.

Townsend Bell

Panther Racing

Chevrolet Dallara

225.643

First Day

23.

Ryan Briscoe

Chip Ganassi Racing

Honda Dallara

225.265

First Day

24.

Simona de Silvestro

KV Racing Technology

Chevrolet Dallara

225.226

First Day

 

25.

Josef Newgarden

Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing

Honda Dallara

225.731

Second Day

26.

Ana Beatriz

Dale Coyne Racing

Honda Dallara

224.184

Second Day

27.

Sebastian Saavedra

Dragon Racing

Chevrolet Dallara

224.929

Second Day

 

28.

Graham Rahal

Rahal Letterman Lanigan

Honda Dallara

225.007

Second Day

29.

Tristan Vautier-R

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports

Honda Dallara

224.873

Second Day

30.

Pippa Mann

Dale Coyne Racing

Honda Dallara

224.005

Second Day

 

31.

Conor Daly-R

A.J. Foyt Racing     

Honda Dallara

223.582

Second Day

32.

Buddy Lazier-W

Lazier Partners Racing

Chevrolet Dallara

223.442

Second Day

33.

Katherine Legge

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports

Honda Dallara

223.176

Second Day

 

W – Previous Indianapolis 500 Race Winner                               R – Indianapolis 500 Rookie

 

 

 

Honda’s Newgarden Leads Final Indy 500 Qualifiers

 

 

Second-year IZOD IndyCar Series driver Josef Newgarden led the field Sunday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the final day of qualifying for next weekend’s Indianapolis 500.  Newgarden’s four-lap average of 225.731 mph, posted shortly after the historic 2.5-mile oval opened for qualifying at 12 p.m. EDT, put his Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing Honda at the top of the final nine qualifiers who successfully joined the 33-car starting field today.

 

Graham Rahal also posted a four-lap qualifying average of just over 225 mph for the second-fastest run of the day and will start from 26th, while reigning Indy Lights champion Tristan Vautier qualified for his first Indianapolis 500 with a run of 224.873 mph and will start from the inside of the 10th row, 28th.  

 

Other Honda-powered qualifiers in final “Bump Day” qualifying included Ana Beatriz, 29th, and her Dale Coyne Racing teammate, Pippa Mann on the outside of the 10th row, in 30th. Another Indy 500 rookie, Conor Daly, bounced back from a heavy crash on Thursday to qualify 31st for A.J. Foyt Racing; while Katherine Legge ran only her first practice laps for this year’s race this morning, but still claimed the 33rd and final starting spot in a Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda. 

 

IZOD IndyCar Series activities at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway resume on Friday with the traditional final practice session, known as “Carb Day”.  The 97th running of the Indianapolis 500 starts at 11 a.m. EDT Sunday, May 26, with live television coverage on ABC. 

 

 

Josef Newgarden (#21 Century 21 Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing Honda) qualified 25th, fastest in the final day of qualifying for the Indianapolis 500:  “We’re in the show, so it’s good!  We had a little bit of a bobble yesterday [in first-day qualifying] and we weren’t able to show our representative speed.  But we did a little bit better today and I think we have even more to come for the race.  We’ve got a lot of confidence going into our second ‘500’”.

 

Roger Griffiths (Technical Director, Honda Performance Development): “Congratulations to the second-day qualifiers, and to the Sam Schmidt team for getting its third car prepared and in the show for Katherine [Legge].  A number of Honda-powered cars put in considerable mileage today, which demonstrated good reliability.  The hard work for HPD will continue throughout this week, as we prepare to give our teams the best possible shot at winning next Sunday’s race.”

 

 



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