The draw for the qualifying order was moved forward by two hours when heavy rains saturated the grounds of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Scott Sharp will be the first driver eligible to qualify when MBNA Pole Day qualifying begins at noon...
The draw for the qualifying order was moved forward by two hours when heavy rains saturated the grounds of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Scott Sharp will be the first driver eligible to qualify when MBNA Pole Day qualifying begins at noon local time. Sam Hornish drew the second position for his primary car.
Dan Wheldon's back up car was assigned the third qualifying position which means his Andretti Green Racing teammate Tony Kanaan will most likey be the third car out after drawing the fourth spot in the order. Wheldon's crew will have a decision to make as his primary car is slated for the 43rd position in the order.
Tomas Scheckter, who set the fastest lap of the day on Friday, drew the 8th spot for his primary car and the 38th position for his primary.
The 17th spot in the order was drawn by Bobby Rahal for Danica Patrick, who has been very consistent by turning laps, putting her near the top of the speed charts every day.
Dan Wheldon turned a lap at 226.808 mph on Tuesday to top the speed charts. He drew the 43rd spot in the qualifying order for his primary car.
With rain cutting the final day of practice short, many teams will be back on track at 9:00 a.m. for the final two hour practice session before pole qualifying.
<pre> MBNA Pole Qualifying Order -- 89th Indianapolis 500
Car Driver 8 Scott Sharp 6 Sam Hornish Jr. 26T Dan Wheldon 11 Tony Kanaan 5 Adrian Fernandez 10 Darren Manning 91 Paul Dana 4T Tomas Scheckter 51T Alex Barron 33T Ryan Briscoe 55 Kosuke Matsuura 51 Alex Barron 36 Bruno Junqueira 9 Scott Dixon 15 Buddy Rice 17 Vitor Meira 16 Danica Patrick 33 Ryan Briscoe 55T Kosuke Matsuura 11T Tony Kanaan 22 Jeff Ward 14 A.J. Foyt IV 16T Danica Patrick 37 Sebastien Bourdais 2 Tomas Enge 3 Helio Castroneves 6T Sam Hornish Jr. 25 Marty Roth 7T Bryan Herta 7 Bryan Herta 15T Buddy Rice 9T Scott Dixon 37T Sebastien Bourdais 10T Darren Manning 48 Larry Foyt 27 Dario Franchitti 91T Paul Dana 95 Buddy Lazier 83T Patrick Carpentier 2T Tomas Enge 8T Scott Sharp 26 Dan Wheldon 70 Richie Hearn 20 Ed Carpenter 4 Tomas Scheckter 83 Patrick Carpentier 20T Ed Carpenter 21 Jaques Lazier 41 TBA 3T Helio Castroneves 44 Jeff Bucknum 24 Roger Yasukawa 17T Vitor Meira