Indianapolis 500 fills 33-car starting grid
British driver Katherine Legge has become the 33rd driver to
qualify for next week’s Indianapolis 500, assuring race organizers
of a full field.
Legge was the ninth driver to make an attempt Sunday, the second
and final day of qualifications. She was hired Saturday to drive
the No. 81 car for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports.
The only car not on the 11-row starting grid is the No. 17 of
Mexico’s Michel Jourdain Jr. He is expected to make an attempt to
bump his way into the field by knocking out the slowest of the
second-day qualifiers. That would be Legge, who had a four-lap
average of 223.176 mph.
Qualifying at Indy continues until 6 p.m.
The fastest second-day qualifiers were Americans Josef Newgarden
at 225.731 and Graham Rahal at 225.007.