Alex Palou wins Pole Position For 107th Indianapolis 500


Alex Palou, who won the GMR Grand Prix on the IMS road course last weekend, will start the Indy 500 from the pole position.

Bittersweet moment of the day.

With five minutes remaining in Sunday’s last-chance qualifying, Jack Harvey was not in the Indianapolis 500 field. At the end of what seemed like his final run, he still was not in the field of 33. But the team and Harvey made the decision to make one final, desperate run without the luxury of cooling the engine. Harvey crossed the line to make that last run with seconds remaining on the clock and bumped teammate Graham Rahal out of the field by 0.004s.

2023 Indy 500 Qualifying results (Before the bumps)
Felix Rosenqvist (6), Arrow McLaren Chevrolet*
Santino Ferrucci (14), A.J. Foyt Racing Chevrolet*
Rinus Veekay (21), Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet*
Alex Palou (10), Chip Ganassi Racing Honda*
Scott Dixon (9), Chip Ganassi Racing Honda*
Pato O’Ward (5), Arrow McLaren Chevrolet*
Alexander Rossi (7), Arrow McLaren Chevrolet
Takuma Sato (11), Chip Ganassi Racing Honda
Tony Kanaan (66), Arrow McLaren Chevrolet
Marcus Ericsson (8), Chip Ganassi Racing Honda
Benjamin Pederson (55), A.J. Foyt Racing Chevrolet
Will Power (12), Team Penske Chevrolet
Ed Carpenter (33), Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet
Scott McLaughlin (3), Team Penske Chevrolet
Kyle Kirkwood (27), Andretti Autosport Honda
Conor Daly (20), Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet
Josef Newgarden (2), Team Penske Chevrolet
Ryan Hunter-Reay (23), Dreyer & Reinbold Racing Chevrolet
Romain Grosjean (28), Andretti Autosport Honda
Helio Castroneves (06), Meyer Shank Racing Honda
Colton Herta (26), Andretti Autosport Honda
Simon Pagenaud (60), Meyer Shank Racing Honda
David Malukas (18), Dale Coyne Racing/HMD Motorsports Honda
Marco Andretti (98), Andretti Autosport Honda
Stefan Wilson (24), Dreyer & Reinbold Racing Chevrolet
Devlin DeFrancesco (29), Andretti Steinbrenner Autosport Honda
Callum Ilott (77), Juncos Hollinger Racing Chevrolet
Agustin Canopino (78), Juncos Hollinger Racing Chevrolet
RC Enerson (50), Abel Motorsports Chevrolet
Katherine Legge (44), Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda
Christian Lundgaard (45), Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda
Sting Ray Robb (51), Dale Coyne Racing/Rick Ware Racing Honda
Jack Harvey (30), Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda
*-Can improve their place Sunday

Did not qualify: Graham Rahal (15), Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda


2023 Indy 500 TV/streaming schedule
All times Eastern

Sunday, May 21
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.: Top-12 and last chance practice (Peacock, IndyCar Radio)
2-3 p.m.: Top-12 Qualifying (Peacock, SiriusXM, IndyCar Radio)
4-6 p.m.: Last chance and Fast 6 Qualifying (NBC, Peacock, SiriusXM, IndyCar Radio)

Monday, May 22
1-3 p.m.: Practice 8 (Peacock, IndyCar Radio)

Friday, May 26
11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Final practice – “Carb Day” (Peacock, IndyCar Radio)
2:30-4 p.m.: Pit stop competition (Peacock)

Sunday, May 28
9-11 a.m.: Pre-race show (Peacock)
11 a.m.-4 p.m.: 107th Indianapolis 500 (NBC, Universo, Peacock, SiriusXM, IndyCar Radio)

Indy 500 qualifying format
There are 34 entries vying for 33 starting spots in the 107th Indianapolis 500. Qualifying is split into two days, with the bulk of the field set during Saturday’s marathon seven-hour session. Sunday will feature sessions for the last three spots – and one elimination – the top 12 and top six shootout for pole. The drivers’ average speed over a four-lap run determines their standing.

Qualifying Day 1 – Saturday, May 20
Grid spots 13-30 locked in
• After each car has one opportunity at a four-lap run, they may choose one of two lanes for subsequent attempts at improving their times. Lane 1 has priority to track access, but teams must forfeit their prior qualifying speed to enter it.

Qualifying Day 2 – Sunday, May 21
Grid spots 1-12 and 31-33 locked in
•The first hour long session features the top 12 cars making runs with spots 7-12 determined.
• The bottom four cars get an hour to determine who will and won’t make the race with spots 31-33 locked in.
• Finally, the top six cars will have a 30-minute session to determine pole position through sixth.

There should be updates to this line up as drivers finish up today.

Patty Parks was at qualifications Sunday and took some photos you can see by clicking the links below

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