you welcome in 2023 Indianapolis 500 Qualifying. Positions 10-30 for the May 28 race will be decided on Saturday, while the top 12 and positions 31-33 will be decided on Sunday. One of the 34 entries would fail to make the race on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway 2.5-mile oval.
Each driver is guaranteed one qualifying attempt on Saturday, and then the strategy begins. Here’s how the Indy 500 qualifiers work. He follows Nathan Brown To cover the IndyCar Series all season, we’ll have every Saturday qualifying attempt here. Please remember to update.
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8:30 a.m.: Indy 500 qualifying practice
∎ Alex Palou goes 232.714 mph in a simulated qualifying race in his new engine. Callum Ilott goes just under 225 mph, which would be pretty slow for a race. Only 5 other cars out of the 17 qualifying cars took fast laps. Next: Qualifying at 11 a.m. ET.
∎ Only 5 of the 17 qualifying cars entered hot laps during the first half of the practice session. Scott Dixon had a simulated qualifying race at 231.740 with his new engine, and Jack Harvey was in the range of 228.5.
∎ Engine problems already: Scott Dixon, chasing a third consecutive pole position, and his Chip Ganassi Racing teammate, swapped engines overnight. This makes this morning’s exercise important for them. Also, Jack Harvey of Rahal-Letterman Lanigan Racing has a new engine. His old engine failed late in Friday’s fast practice.
∎ It’s cool and sunny in IMS: temperatures are in the 50s with the wind blowing in from the north (a direct headwind on the back). Fast Friday was marked by cloudy skies and winds from the south.
8 a.m.: There’s Hope for Callum Elliott
Looks like car #77 is ready to go. That was a serious question on Friday when the team decided Chassis swap After the original setup was deemed uncompetitive and unsafe.
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This article originally appeared on the Indianapolis Star: Indy 500 qualifying results from Indianapolis Motor Speedway