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Scott Dixon won the pole location at Indianapolis 500 qualifying on Sunday, the fifth time he is executed so in his occupation. He moreover made some history along the formula.
Alex Palou (233.499 mph) and Rinus VeeKay (233.385 mph) will join him within the entrance row.
Ed Chippie (233.080), Marcus Ericsson (232.764) and 2013 Indy 500 winner Tony Kanaan (232.372) qualified for the 2d row, while Pato O’Ward (232.705), Felix Rosenqvist (232.182) and Romain Grosjean (231.999) are on row three.
Two-time Indy 500 winner Takuma Sato (231.670), 2018 winner Will Energy (231.534) and Jimmie Johnson will create up row four (231.264).
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It became a accurate consequence for Johnson, who flirted with nervousness but got right here out in decent location:
“The music’s barely diversified than it became this morning,” Johnson steered NBC of his come-collision. “The the same technique wasn’t going to work. We no doubt were attempting for it. That is the most effort within the setup of the automobile and orderly settings that we’ve had. Honest committed to walk one flat, and it staunch became so gentle on high of the music. I became vast and searching to lend a hand it off the fence at that level.”
But the day belonged to Dixon, who’s hoping to drink milk in victory lane for the 2d time in his occupation.
“This is stage one, obviously it does not imply nothing come next Sunday,” Dixon acknowledged on the NBC broadcast after qualifying. “We’re starting up within the accurate space. We have not had a accurate file of preserving it within the accurate space, but we’ll positively be attempting come next Sunday.”
“Repeatedly unfinished industry right here,” added Dixon, whose lone preserve at the Indianapolis 500 got right here in 2008. “I take care of this dwelling. It positively could more than seemingly maybe more than seemingly moreover be cruel at some times, but I basically feel very privileged and intensely lucky in order to drive right here, and obviously with a crew take care of this, it makes it so candy.
The 106th running of the Indianapolis 500 will desire dwelling on Sunday, Could more than seemingly more than seemingly 29, at 11 a.m. ET on NBC. For the 2d straight one year, Dixon will keep the pole, the principle driver to preserve it in serve-to-serve seasons since Ed Chippie did so in 2013-14.