Indy 500 starting grid 2013: Carpenter, Munoz, Andretti in Row 1

Michael Hickey-US PRESSWIRE

A look at the complete lineup and starting grid for this Sunday's Indy 500.

The 97th running of the Indianapolis 500 takes place Sunday afternoon, and pole-winner Ed Carpenter leads the other 32 drivers vying for a place in history.

Joining Carpenter in Row 1 are Carlos Munoz in second and Marco Andretti in third. Carpenter is the first American to claim the pole position since 2006. Row 2 consists of EJ Viso in fourth, AJ Allmendinger in fifth and Will Power in sixth.

Dario Franchitti, last year's winner and three-time Indy 500 champion, starts in Row 6 in 17th place with Scott Dixon, a former Indy 500 winner himself, in 16th and Takuma Sato in 18th.

Helio Castroneves, also a three-time champion of the Indy 500, begins this year in eighth, sandwiched by Ryan Hunter-Reay in seventh and James Hinchcliffe in ninth.

Here's a complete look at the starting grid for Sunday's race (courtesy Wikipedia):

Row Inside Middle Outside
1 20 United States Ed Carpenter 26 Colombia Carlos Muñoz (R) 25 United States Marco Andretti
2 5 Venezuela EJ Viso 2 United States A. J. Allmendinger (R) 12 Australia Will Power
3 1 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay 3 Brazil Hélio Castroneves (W) 27 Canada James Hinchcliffe
4 4 United States JR Hildebrand 98 Canada Alex Tagliani 11 Brazil Tony Kanaan
5 22 Spain Oriol Servià 19 United Kingdom Justin Wilson 7 France Sebastien Bourdais
6 9 New Zealand Scott Dixon (W) 10 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti (W) 14 Japan Takuma Sato
7 83 United States Charlie Kimball 16 United Kingdom James Jakes 77 France Simon Pagenaud
8 60 United States Townsend Bell 8 Australia Ryan Briscoe 78 Switzerland Simona de Silvestro
9 21 United States Josef Newgarden 15 United States Graham Rahal 6 Colombia Sebastián Saavedra
10 55 France Tristan Vautier (R) 18 Brazil Ana Beatriz 63 United Kingdom Pippa Mann
11 41 United States Conor Daly (R) 91 United States Buddy Lazier 81 United Kingdom Katherine Legge

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