Qualifying order set for 100th Indy 500

The order has been drawn for Saturday’s opening qualifying session at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with 2013 Indy 500 winner Tony Kanaan set to take to the track first for his four-lap qualifying run.

All thirty-three drivers will take to the track in order to make the grid, with the primary aim for all to make it into the top nine, which will enable those to participate in the pole position shootout on Sunday afternoon.

Set to follow Kanaan onto the track will be current Verizon IndyCar Series championship leader Simon Pagenaud, with Marco Andretti third in line for Andretti Autosport ahead of the first rookie in line, Alexander Rossi.

There are big names up and down the list, with Fast Friday pacesetter Will Power set to take to the track tenth in line, just before Team Penske team-mate Helio Castroneves, while the fourth Penske of 2015 Indy 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya twenty-sixth in line.

The final three scheduled qualifiers are scheduled to be two-times pole sitter Ed Carpenter, Conor Daly and Graham Rahal.

If practice is anything to go by, and with the extra boost available to all Honda and Chevrolet drivers, speeds could exceed those seen so far this week at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as drivers look to lock themselves into the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500.

Indianapolis 500 Saturday Qualifying Order

110Tony KanaanBRZChip Ganassi Racing
222Simon PagenaudFRATeam Penske
327Marco AndrettiUSAAndretti Autosport
498Alexander RossiUSAAndretti Herta Autosport
511Sebastien BourdaisFRAKVSH Racing
621Josef NewgardenUSAEd Carpenter Racing
777Oriol ServiaESPSchmidt Peterson Motorsports
86JR HildebrandUSAEd Carpenter Racing
97Mikhail AleshinRUSSchmidt Peterson Motorsports
1012Will PowerAUSTeam Penske
113Helio CastronevesBRZTeam Penske
1288Bryan ClausonUSADale Coyne Racing/Jonathan Byrd's Racing
1361Matt BrabhamAUSKV Racing/Pirtek Team Murray
149Scott DixonNZLChip Ganassi Racing
158Max ChiltonGBRChip Ganassi Racing
164Buddy LazierUSALazier/Burns Racing
1735Alex TaglianiCANAJ Foyt Enterprises
1814Takuma SatoJAPAJ Foyt Enterprises
1929Townsend BellUSAAndretti Autosport
2019Gabby ChavesCOLDale Coyne Racing
2116Spencer PigotUSARahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
2242Charlie KimballUSAChip Ganassi Racing
2328Ryan Hunter-ReayUSAAndretti Autosport
2425Stefan WilsonGBRKV Racing Technology
2541Jack HawksworthGBRAJ Foyt Enterprises
262Juan Pablo MontoyaCOLTeam Penske
275James HinchcliffeCANSchmidt Peterson Motorsports
2826Carlos MunozCOLAndretti Autosport
2924Sage KaramUSADreyer & Reinbold Racing
3063Pippa MannGBRDale Coyne Racing
3120Ed CarpenterUSAEd Carpenter Racing
3218Conor DalyUSADale Coyne Racing
3315Graham RahalUSARahal Letterman Lanigan Racing