Indy 500 Starting Grid 2012: Chevy Cars Dominate The Front Rows

With Sunday's Indy 500 race time quickly approaching, it is time to take a closer look at how the drivers will begin the race. Nine of the the first 10 cars in the starting grid are using Chevrolet engines, including all six cars in the first two rows.

Team Penske's Ryan Briscoe won the pole during last week's qualifying and he will be joined on the front row by a pair of Andretti Autosport teammates, James Hinchcliffe and Ryan Hunter-Reay. A third Andretti Autosport team member, Marco Andretti, will start on the inside of row two. Andretti will be joined by Will Power and Helio Castroneves, both Team Penske drivers.

Josef Newgarden, the only driver in the top 10 without a Chevy engine, will start the Indy 500 on the inside of row three. Teammates Tony Kanaan and E.J. Viso will join Newgarden on the third row. Other notable drivers include previous Indy 500 winners Scott Dixon and Dario Franchitti. Dixon will start on the outside of row five while Franchitti will start on the inside of row six.

Here's the starting lineup for Sunday's Indianapolis 500:

  1. Ryan Briscoe
  2. James Hinchcliffe
  3. Ryan Hunter-Reay
  4. Marco Andretti
  5. Will Power
  6. Helio Castroneves
  7. Josef Newgarden
  8. Tony Kanaan
  9. EJ Viso
  10. Rubens Barrichello
  11. Alex Tagliani
  12. Graham Rahal
  13. Ana Beatriz
  14. Charlie Kimball
  15. Scott Dixon
  16. Dario Franchitti
  17. James Jakes
  18. J.R. Hildebrand
  19. Takuma Sato
  20. Townsend Bell
  21. Justin Wilson
  22. Michel Jourdain
  23. Simon Pagenaud
  24. Sebastian Saavedra
  25. Sebastien Bourdais
  26. Wade Cunningham
  27. Oriol Servia
  28. Ed Carpenter
  29. Mike Conway
  30. Katherine Legge
  31. Bryan Clauson
  32. Simona De Silvestro
  33. Jean Alesi

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