2013 Indy 500 qualifying: Full results from Pole Day


Pole Day from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is in the books, and it will be Ed Carpenter on the pole for the 2013 Indianapolis 500.

Team Penske and Andretti Autosport drivers were the favorites heading into Pole Day at the 2013 Indianapolis 500, but it was owner/driver Ed Carpenter who came away victorious on Saturday.

Carpenter, who was born in Indianapolis, finished fifth during the regular qualifying session, but won the Fast Nine Shootout to secure pole position. He was the only driver in the shootout who wasn't affiliated with either Team Penske or Andretti Autosport.

Indianapolis 500 rookie Carlos Munoz secured the second position, while Marco Andretti qualified third. Will Power finished first during regular qualifying, but will start sixth after a disappointing shootout. Ryan Hunter-Reay dropped from second during regular qualifying to seventh after the shootout.

There was plenty of action as teams attempted to secure their spot in the race. Townsend Bell had one of the more interesting days of qualifying as he went from in the field, to out, only to work his way back in. Bell qualified in 20th position on his first attempt, but scrapped the spot for another attempt. On his second attempt, Bell fell out of the top 24. He made a third and final attempt during the last few minutes of qualifying and was able to get back into the field in 22nd position.

Several drivers shuffled spots during the final few attempts of qualifying. Ryan Briscoe went from out of the top 24 to No. 23 on his final attempt, but he and other drivers near the bottom aren't safe yet. Bump Day is set for Sunday as drivers who failed to qualify on Saturday will attempt to gain one of the 33 spots. Drivers currently in the top 24 could be in jeopardy if faster times are posted Sunday.

Here's a look at the current top 24 following qualifying and the Fast Nine Shootout.

1. Ed Carpenter - 228.762

2. Carlos Munoz - 228.342

3. Marco Andretti - 228.261

4. EJ Viso - 228.150

5. AJ Allmendinger - 228.099

6. Will Power - 228.087

7. Ryan Hunter-Reay - 227.904

8. Helio Castroneves - 227.762

9. James Hinchcliffe - 227.070

10. J.R. Hildebrand, 227.441

11. Alex Tagliani, 227.386

12. Tony Kanaan, 226.949

13. Oriol Servia, 226.814

14. Justin Wilson, 226.370

15. Sebastien Bourdais, 226.196

16. Scott Dixon, 226.158

17. Dario Franchitti, 226.069

18. Takuma Sato, 225.892

19. Charlie Kimball, 225.880

20. James Jakes, 225.809

21. Simon Pagenaud, 225.674

22. Townsend Bell, 225.643

23. Ryan Briscoe, 225.265

24. Simona de Silvestro, 225.226

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