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Indianapolis 500 starting grid

The top three Indy 500 starters include polesitter Ryan Briscoe (right).
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Position -- Driver, Team -- Qualifying speed
1. Ryan Briscoe, Team Penske -- 226.484 mph
2. James Hinchcliffe, Andretti Autosport -- 226.481 mph
3. Ryan Hunter-Reay, Andretti Autosport -- 225.722 mph
4. Marco Andretti, Andretti Autosport -- 225.456 mph
5. Will Power, Team Penske -- 225.422 mph
6. Helio Castroneves, Team Penske -- 225.172 mph
7. Josef Newgarden, Sarah Fisher Hartman -- 224.037 mph
8. Tony Kanaan, KV Racing Technology -- 224.751 mph
9. E.J. Viso, KV Racing Technology -- 224.422 mph
10. Rubens Barrichello, KV Racing Technology -- 224.264 mph
11. Alex Tagliani, Bryan Herta Autosport -- 224.000 mph
12. Graham Rahal, Chip Ganassi Racing -- 223.959 mph
13. Ana Beatriz Andretti Autosport -- 223.920 mph
14. Charlie Kimball, Chip Ganassi Racing -- 223.868 mph
15. Scott Dixon, Target Chip Ganassi -- 223.684 mph
16. Dario Franchitti, Target Chip Ganassi -- 223.582 mph
17. James Jakes, Dale Coyne Racing -- 223.482 mph
18. JR Hildebrand, Panther Racing -- 223.422 mph
19. Takuma Sato, Rahal Letterman Lanigan -- 223.392 mph
20. Townsend Bell, Schmidt Hamilton Racing -- 223.134 mph
21. Justin Wilson, Dale Coyne Racing -- 222.929 mph
22. Michel Jourdain Jr., Rahal Letterman Lanigan -- 222.893 mph
23. Simon Pagenaud, Schmidt Hamilton Racing -- 222.891 mph
24. Sebastien Saavedra, Andretti Autosport -- 222.811 mph
25. Sebastian Bourdais, Dragon Racing -- 223.760 mph
26. Wade Cunningham, A.J. Foyt Racing -- 223.258 mph
27. Oriol Servia, Panther DRR Racing -- 222.393 mph
28. Ed Carpenter, Ed Carpenter Racing -- 222.324 mph
29. Mike Conway, A.J. Foyt Racing -- 222.319 mph
30. Katherine Legge, Dragon Racing -- 221.624 mph
31. Bryan Clauson, Sarah Fisher Hartman -- 214.455 mph
32. Simona de Silvestro, HVM Racing -- 214.393 mph
33. Jean Alesi, Fan Force United -- 210.094 mph

Past winners in field: Castroneves (2001, 2002, 2009), Franchitti (2007, 2010), Dixon (2008)
Rookies: Newgarden, Barrichello, Jakes, Pagenaud, Cunningham, Legge, Clauson, Alesi
2011 Indianapolis 500 champion: Dan Wheldon. Wheldon was killed in a race accident on Oct. 16 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. His widow, Susie, and two young sons are expected to be in attendance during pre-race ceremonies to honor the two-time Indy 500 champion. Wheldon's car owner, Bryan Herta, will drive the winning 2011 car in a lap of honor around the track before the race begins.

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