Sunday, May 18, 2014

The Field Is Set for the 2014 Indianapolis 500

After quite the nail biter, and the new qualifying format at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the field has been set for the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500. Ed Carpenter sits on the pole for the second year in a row. (If racing encyclopedia Donald Davis were sitting behind me in the Media Center, I could ask him whether this has been done before. But he went home a while ago.)

Here are your starting 33 for the race next Sunday.

1. Ed Carpenter, Ed Carpenter Racing
2. James Hinchcliffe, Andretti Autosport
3. Will Power, Team Penske

4. Helio Castroneves, Team Penske
5. Simon Pagenaud, Schmidt Peterson Hamilton Motorsports
6. Marco Andretti, Andretti Autosport

7. Carlos Muñoz, Andretti - HVM
8. Josef Newgarden, Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing
9. JR Hildebrand, Ed Carpenter Racing

10. Juan Pablo Montoya, Penske Motorsports
11. Scott Dixon, Target Chip Ganassi Racing
12. Kurt Busch, Andretti Autosport

13. Jack Hawksworth, BHA/BBM with Curb Agajanian
14. Justin Wilson, Dale Coyne Racing
15. Mikhail Aleshin, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports

16. Tony Kanaan, Target Chip Ganassi Racing
17. Sebastien Bourdais, KVSH Racing
18. Oriol Servia, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing

19. Ryan Hunter-Reay, Andretti Autosport
20. Graham Rahal, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
21. Carlos Huertas, Dale Coyne Racing

22. Pippa Mann, Dale Coyne Racing
23. Takuma Sato, A.J. Foyt Enterprises
24. Alex Tagliani, Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing

25. Townsend Bell, KV Racing Technology
26. Charlie Kimball, Chip Ganassi Racing Teams
27. Jacques Villeneuve, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports

28. James Davison, KV Racing Technology
29. Martin Plowman, A.J. Foyt Enterprises
30. Ryan Briscoe, NTT Data Chip Ganassi Racing

31. Sage Karam, Dreyer and Reinbold - Kingdom Racing
32. Sebastian Saavedra, KVAFS Racing
33. Buddy Lazier, Lazier Partners Racing

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