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Starting lineup for the 107th Indy 500

Indy 500 starting lineup
Indy 500 starting lineup

INDIANAPOLIS — For the third consecutive year, a Chip Ganassi Racing driver will lead the Indy 500 starting lineup to the green flag at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Alex Palou set an Indianapolis 500 qualifying record by taking the pole position for the 107th edition of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing with a four-lap average at 234.217 mph in his No. 10 Dallara-Honda.

The 2021 NTT IndyCar Series champion broke the previous qualifying record of 234.046 mph set last year by teammate Scott Dixon, who had won the past two Indy 500 poles for Ganassi.

Palou’s four-lap average was the second fastest in Indy 500 history behind Arie Luyendyk’s 236.896 mph in 1996.

Palou will lead the fastest front row in Indy 500 history alongside the No. 21 Dallara-Chevrolet of Rinus VeeKay (234.211) and the No. 5 Dallara-Chevy of Arrow McLaren’s Felix Rosenqvist (234.114 mph). With an average speed at 234.181 mph, the trio shattered the previous mark of 233.643 that was set last year.

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Santino Ferrucci (233.661), Pato O’Ward (233.158) and Scott Dixon (233.151) rounded out the second row as the top nine drivers averaged at least 233 mph.

Other notables:

–Katherine Legge qualified 30th for her first Indy 500 since 2013, and she will become the first woman in the race since Simona de Silvestro in 2021.

–Helio Castroneves, who will attempt to win a record fifth Indy 500, will start 20th.

–Takuma Sato, who is trying to become the first driver to win three Indy 500s with three teams, qualified eighth for his IMS debut for Chip Ganassi Racing.

Here is the Indy 500 starting lineup by row for the May 28 race (11 a.m. ET NBC and Peacock) with rank, car number in parentheses, driver, chassis-engine, speed and time in parentheses:


ROW 1

1. (10) Alex Palou, Dallara-Honda, 234.217
2. (21) Rinus VeeKay, Dallara-Chevrolet, 234.211
3. (6) Felix Rosenqvist, Dallara-Chevy, 234.114


ROW 2

4. (14) Santino Ferrucci, Dallara-Chevy, 233.798
5. (5) Pato O’Ward, Dallara-Chevy, 233.158
6. (9) Scott Dixon, Dallara-Honda, 233.151


ROW 3

7. (7) Alexander Rossi, Dallara-Chevy, 233.110
8. (11) Takuma Sato, Dallara-Honda, 233.098
9. (66) Tony Kanaan, Dallara-Chevy, 233.076


ROW 4

10. (8) Marcus Ericsson , Dallara-Honda, 232.889
11. (55) Benjamin Pedersen, Dallara-Chevy, 232.671
12. (12) Will Power, Dallara-Chevy, 232.635


ROW 5

13. (33) Ed Carpenter, Dallara-Chevy 232.689 (2:34.7128)
14. (3) Scott McLaughlin, Dallara-Chevy, 232.677 (2:34.7206)
15. (27) Kyle Kirkwood, Dallara-Honda, 232.662 (2:34.7311)


ROW 6

16. (20) Conor Daly, Dallara-Chevy, 232.433 (2:34.8833)
17. (2) Josef Newgarden, Dallara-Chevy, 232.402 (2:34.9039)
18. (23) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Dallara-Chevy, 232.133 (2:35.0837)


ROW 7

19. (28) Romain Grosjean, Dallara-Honda, 231.997 (2:35.1744)
20. (06) Helio Castroneves, Dallara-Honda, 231.954 (2:35.2032)
21. (26) Colton Herta, Dallara-Honda, 231.951 (2:35.2055)


ROW 8

22. (60) Simon Pagenaud, Dallara-Honda, 231.878 (2:35.2539)
23. (18) David Malukas, Dallara-Honda, 231.769 (2:35.3270)
24. (98) Marco Andretti, Dallara-Honda, 231.682 (2:35.3857)


ROW 9

25. (24) Stefan Wilson, Dallara-Chevy, 231.648 (2:35.4083)
26. (29) Devlin DeFrancesco, Dallara-Honda, 231.353 (2:35.6061)
27. (78) Agustin Canapino, Dallara-Chevy, 231.320 (2:35.6287)


ROW 10

28. (77) Callum Ilott, Dallara-Chevy, 231.182 (2:35.7212)
29. (50) RC Enerson, Dallara-Chevy, 231.129 (2:35.7574)
30. (44) Katherine Legge, Dallara-Honda, 231.070 (2:35.7971)


ROW 11

31. (45) Christian Lundgaard, Dallara-Honda, 229.649
32. (51) Sting Ray Robb, Dallara-Honda, 231.129
33. (30) Jack Harvey, Dallara-Honda, 229.166

Starting lineup for the 107th Indy 500 originally appeared on NBCSports.com