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2011 Indy 500 Lineup Update: Ryan Hunter-Reay Replaces Bruno Junqueira

After qualifying for the 19th spot in the 2011 Indy 500, Bruno Junqueira will sit out the race after his spot was bought for Ryan Hunter-Reay. Andretti Autosport bought the spot from A.J. Foyt for Hunter-Reay, who will now drive Junqueira's No. 41 car and move to the back of the pack.

Hunter-Reay was bumped from the original qualifying results when teammate Marco Andretti bested Hunter-Reay's 223.690 with a four-lap average of 224.628 mph. But for the fourth year in a row Hunter-Reay will compete in the Indy 500.

This is the second time in three years Junqueira has qualified for the race, but not participated. In 2009, Junqueira gave his place to teammate Alex Tagliani, who is the 2011 polesitter.

The updated Indy 500 field:

 

Position Driver Speed

 

 

1 Alex Tagliani 227.472

 

 

2 Scott Dixon 227.34

 

 

3 Oriol Servia 227.168

 

 

4 Townsend Bell 226.887

 

 

5 Will Power 226.773

 

 

6 Dan Wheldon 226.49

 

 

7 Buddy Rice 225.786

 

 

8 Ed Carpenter 225.121

 

 

9 Dario Franchitti 225.121

 

 

10 Takuma Sato 225.736

 

 

11 Vitor Meira 225.59

 

 

12 J.R. Hildebrand 225.579

 

 

13 James Hinchcliffe 225.572

 

 

14 Bertrand Baguette 225.285

 

 

15 Davey Hamilton 225.25

 

 

16 Helio Castroneves 225.216

 

 

17 John Andretti 224.981

 

 

18 E.J. Viso 224.732

 

 

19 Ryan Hunter-Reay 223.690

 

 

20 Justin Wilson 224.511

 

 

21 Jay Howard 224.483

 

 

22 Tomas Scheckter 224.433

 

 

23 Tony Kanaan 224.417

 

 

24 Simona de Silvestro 224.392

 

 

25 Paul Tracy 224.939

 

 

26 Danica Patrick 224.861

 

 

27 Ryan Briscoe 224.639

 

 

28 Marco Andretti 224.628

 

 

29 Charlie Kimball 224.499

 

 

30 Graham Rahal 224.38

 

 

31 Alex Lloyd 223.957

 

 

32 Pippa Mann 223.936

 

 

33 Ana Beatriz 223.879

For more on the race, stay with our 2011 Indy 500 StoryStream. Be sure to head over to Pop Off Valve for all things IndyCar, including the three excellent Indy 500 resources: The Indy 500 experience, Indy 500 traditions and the history of the Indy 500 and the Brickyard.