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Indy 500 pole qualifying moves to Sunday

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The Indianapolis 500's pole qualifying will shift from its traditional Saturday date to Sunday this year.

IndyCar Series officials, meeting this week in Indianapolis, will unveil final details of qualifying weekend at a later date. Team personnel and drivers were in Indy this week for physicals and meetings.

In recent years, Indy's pole competition was held on Saturday after the fastest nine cars advanced from qualifying earlier in the day.

The man behind the change was Mark Miles, CEO of Hulman & Co., which owns IndyCar and Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

"I'm hoping they know better than us and that they've come up with the right (plan)," IndyCar team owner Michael Andretti said, according to The Indianapolis Star.

Indy 500 qualifying will be May 17-18 and the race on May 25.

Preceding the 500 this year will be IndyCar's first road course event at IMS on May 10. Practice for the oval race begins the following day.
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