Danica in danger at Indy 500 qualifying

Danica in danger at Indy 500 qualifying

Published May. 22, 2011 1:00 a.m. ET

Will Danica Patrick make the Indy 500 field? The next few hours will tell.

Two more women tentatively qualified for the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, but the queen of the IndyCar series wasn't one of them.

Rain shut down the track with Patrick first in line to make her attempt to get into the field. If the rain doesn't stop before qualifying is scheduled to be over, she won't start in the Indy 500.

Brazilian Ana Beatriz made the first run Sunday, completing her four laps with an average speed of 223.979 mph. British driver Pippa Mann also qualified before rain shut down the track in the afternoon.


Sons of former Indy 500 drivers also made the field. Graham Rahal made it in early Sunday, with Marco Andretti getting a spot before the rain came in.

Qualifying is scheduled to go until 6 p.m. Sunday. The race will be held May 29.