Ed Carpenter will start on the pole position for the Indy 500 after recording a four-lap average of 228.762 mph.
Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) -
The nine starting positions that remained for the May 26 Indianapolis 500 were determined during Sunday's "Bump Day" at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Josef Newgarden was the fastest on the second and final day of qualifying with a four-lap average of 225.731 mph. Graham Rahal and Sebastian Saavedra will share the ninth row with Newgarden in the 500-mile race.
Tristan Vautier, Ana Beatriz and Pippa Mann will make up row 10. Conor Daly, Buddy Lazier, the 1996 Indy 500 winner, and Katherine Legge grabbed the final three starting spots and will occupy row 11.
Legge became the 34th driver entered for this year's Indy 500 on Saturday, securing a ride in the No. 81 car for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports before the start of morning practice.
Allmendinger's dream come true
By Chris Symeon, Motorsports Editor
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) -
What a turnaround it has been for A.J. Allmendinger during the past 10 months.
Allmendinger suffered a major career setback last July when he was suspended by NASCAR for failing a drug test. It eventually led to his dismissal from Penske Racing's team in the Sprint Cup Series.
After reuniting with owner Roger Penske earlier this year to drive one of his Indy cars, Allmendinger is about to achieve one of his racing dreams, competing in the Indianapolis 500.