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IZOD IndyCar Series - Indianapolis 500 Preview
From The Sports Network
DATE: Sunday, May 26th
SITE: Indianapolis Motor Speedway (1909) -- Indianapolis,Indiana
TRACK: 2.5-mile oval - 3,330 feet (Frontstretch); 3,300 feet(Backstretch)
CAPACITY: 350,000 (257,325 Grandstand Seating)
ANNUAL: 97th
TELEVISION: ABC
ANNOUNCERS: Marty Reid, Scott Goodyear, Eddie Cheever
RADIO: IMS Radio Network/SIRIUS Satellite Radio
START TIME: Noon (ET) - Green Flag - 12:12 p.m. (ET)
2012 CHAMPION:Dario Franchitti
2012 RUNNER-UP: Scott Dixon
2012 POLE WINNER: Ryan Briscoe (Finished 5th)
LAPS: 200
MILES: 500
QUALIFYING RECORD: Arie Luyendyk, 1996 (236.986 m.p.h.)
RACE RECORD: Arie Luyendyk, 1990 (185.981 m.p.h.)
TOTAL PURSE: $13,285,515 (2012 figures)
PAYOUTS: 1st Place - $2,474,280; 2nd Place - $1,102,280; 3rdPlace - $636,580
2012 Finish
FinishDriverStartFinishDriverStart
1Dario Franchitti166James Hinchcliffe2
2Scott Dixon157Justin Wilson21
3Tony Kanaan88Charlie Kimball14
4Oriol Servia279Townsend Bell20
5Ryan Briscoe110Helio Castroneves6
2012 Indianapolis 500 Facts and Figures
AVERAGE SPEED: 167.734 m.p.h.
TIME OF RACE: 2 hours, 58 minutes, 51.2532 seconds
MARGIN OF VICTORY: Under Caution
CAUTION FLAGS: 8 for 39 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 34 among 10 drivers
POLE WINNER: Ryan Briscoe (226.484 m.p.h.)
FASTEST LAP: Marco Andretti, 220.172 m.p.h., Lap 59
Past Indianapolis 500 Winners
YearWinner (Starting Position)CarSpeed
2012 Dario Franchitti (16th) Dallara-Honda 167.734 m.p.h.
2011 Dan Wheldon (6th) Dallara-Honda 170.265 m.p.h.
2010 Dario Franchitti (3rd) Dallara-Honda 161.623 m.p.h.
2009 Helio Castroneves (1st) Dallara-Honda 150.318 m.p.h.
2008 Scott Dixon (1st) Dallara-Honda 143.567 m.p.h.
2007 Dario Franchitti (3rd) Dallara-Honda 151.774 m.p.h.
2006 Sam Hornish Jr (1st) Dallara-Honda 157.085 m.p.h.
2005 Dan Wheldon (16th) Dallara-Honda 157.603 m.p.h.
2004 Buddy Rice (1st) Honda 138.518 m.p.h.
2003 Gil de Ferran (10th) Toyota 156.291 m.p.h.
2002 Helio Castroneves (13th) Chevrolet 166.499 m.p.h.
2001 Helio Castroneves (11th) Oldsmobile 131.294 m.p.h.
2000 Juan Montoya (2nd) Oldsmobile 167.704 m.p.h.
1999 Kenny Brack (8th) Oldsmobile 153.176 m.p.h.
1998 Eddie Cheever Jr (17th) Oldsmobile 145.155 m.p.h.
1997 Arie Luyendyk (1st) Oldsmobile 145.827 m.p.h.
1996 Buddy Lazier (5th) Ford 147.956 m.p.h.
1995 Jacques Villeneuve (5th) Ford 153.616 m.p.h.
1994 Al Unser Jr (1st) Mercedes 160.872 m.p.h.
1993 Emerson Fittipaldi (9th) Chevrolet 157.207 m.p.h.
1992 Al Unser Jr (12th) Chevrolet 134.477 m.p.h.
1991 Rick Mears (1st) Chevrolet 176.457 m.p.h.
1990 Arie Luyendyk (3rd) Chevrolet 185.981 m.p.h. (race record)
1989 Emerson Fittipaldi (3rd) Chevrolet 167.581 m.p.h.
1988 Rick Mears (1st) Chevrolet 144.809 m.p.h.
1987 Al Unser (20th) Cosworth 162.175 m.p.h.
1986 Bobby Rahal (4th) Cosworth 170.722 m.p.h.
1985 Danny Sullivan (8th) Cosworth 152.982 m.p.h.
1984 Rick Mears (3rd) Cosworth 163.612 m.p.h.
1983 Tom Sneva (4th) Cosworth 162.117 m.p.h.
1982 Gordon Johncock (5th) Cosworth 162.029 m.p.h.
1981 Bobby Unser (1st) Cosworth 139.084 m.p.h.
1980 Johnny Rutherford (1st) Cosworth 142.862 m.p.h.
1979 Rick Mears (1st) Cosworth 158.899 m.p.h.
1978 Al Unser (5th) Cosworth 161.361 m.p.h.
1977 A.J. Foyt (4th) Foyt 161.331 m.p.h.
1976 Johnny Rutherford (1st) Offenhauser 148.275 m.p.h.
1975 Bobby Unser (3rd) Offenhauser 149.213 m.p.h.
1974 Johnny Rutherford (25th) Offenhauser 158.589 m.p.h.
1973 Gordon Johncock (11th) Offenhauser 159.036 m.p.h.
1972 Mark Donohue (3rd) Offenhauser 162.962 m.p.h.
1971 Al Unser (5th) Ford 157.735 m.p.h.
1970 Al Unser (1st) Ford 155.749 m.p.h.
1969 Mario Andretti (2nd) Ford 156.867 m.p.h.
1968 Bobby Unser (3rd) Offenhauser 152.882 m.p.h.
1967 A.J. Foyt (4th) Ford 151.207 m.p.h.
1966 Graham Hill (15th) Ford 144.317 m.p.h.
1965 Jim Clark (2nd) Ford 150.686 m.p.h.
1964 A.J. Foyt (5th) Offenhauser 147.350 m.p.h.
1963Parnelli Jones (1st) Offenhauser 143.137 m.p.h.
1962 Rodger Ward (2nd) Offenhauser 140.293 m.p.h.
1961 A.J. Foyt (7th) Offenhauser 139.131 m.p.h.
1960 Jim Rathmann (2nd) Offenhauser 138.767 m.p.h.
1959 Rodger Ward (6th) Offenhauser 135.857 m.p.h.
1958 Jimmy Bryan (7th) Offenhauser 133.791 m.p.h.
1957 Sam Hanks (13th) Offenhauser 135.601 m.p.h.
1956 Pat Flaherty (1st) Offenhauser 128.490 m.p.h.
1955 Bob Sweikert (14th) Offenhauser 128.209 m.p.h.
1954 Bill Vukovich (19th) Offenhauser 130.840 m.p.h.
1953 Bill Vukovich (1st) Offenhauser 128.740 m.p.h.
1952 Troy Ruttman (7th) Offenhauser 128.922 m.p.h.
1951 Lee Wallard (2nd) Offenhauser 126.244 m.p.h.
1950 Johnnie Parsons (5th) Offenhauser 124.002 m.p.h.
1949 Bill Holland (4th) Offenhauser 121.327 m.p.h.
1948 Mauri Rose (3rd) Offenhauser 119.814 m.p.h.
1947 Mauri Rose (3rd) Offenhauser 116.338 m.p.h.
1946 George Robson (15th) Sparks 114.820 m.p.h.
1945Not Held
1944Not Held
1943Not Held
1942Not Held
1941 Floyd Davis and Mauri Rose (17th) Offenhauser 115.117 m.p.h.
1940 Wilbur Shaw (2nd) Maserati 114.277 m.p.h.
1939 Wilbur Shaw (3rd) Maserati 115.035 m.p.h.
1938 Floyd Roberts (1st) Miller 117.200 m.p.h.
1937 Wilbur Shaw (2nd) Offenhauser 113.580 m.p.h.
1936 Louis Meyer (28th) Miller 109.069 m.p.h.
1935 Kelly Petillo (22nd) Offenhauser 106.240 m.p.h.
1934 William Cummings (10th) Miller 104.863 m.p.h.
1933 Louis Meyer (6th) Miller 104.162 m.p.h.
1932 Fred Frame (27th) Miller 104.144 m.p.h.
1931 Louis Schneider (13th) Miller 96.629 m.p.h.
1930 Billy Arnold (1st) Miller 100.448 m.p.h.
1929 Ray Keech (6th) Miller 97.585 m.p.h.
1928 Louis Meyer (13th) Miller 99.482 m.p.h.
1927 George Souders (22nd) Duesenberg 97.545 m.p.h.
1926 Frank Lockhart (20th) Miller 95.904 m.p.h.
1925 Peter DePaolo (2nd) Duesenberg 101.127 m.p.h.
1924L.L.Corum and Joe Boyer (21st) Duesenberg 98.234 m.p.h.
1923 Tommy Milton (1st) Miller 90.954 m.p.h.
1922 Jimmy Murphy (1st) Miller 94.484 m.p.h.
1921 Tommy Milton (20th) Frontenac 89.621 m.p.h.
1920 Gastno Chevrolet (6th) Frontenac 88.618 m.p.h.
1919 Howdy Wilcox (2nd) Peugeot 88.050 m.p.h.
1918Not Held
1917Not Held
1916 Dario Resta (4th) Peugeot 84.001 m.p.h.
1915 Ralph DePalma (2nd) Mercedes 89.840 m.p.h.
1914 Rene Thomas (15th) Delage 82.474 m.p.h.
1913 Jules Goux (7th) Peugeot 75.933 m.p.h.
1912 Joe Dawson (7th) National 78.719 m.p.h.
1911 Ray Harroun (28th) Marmon 74.602 m.p.h.
Past Indianapolis 500 Pole Winners
YearPole WinnerFinish
2012 Ryan Briscoe 5th
2011 Alex Tagliani 28th
2010 Helio Castroneves 9th
2009 Helio Castroneves 1st
2008 Scott Dixon 1st
2007 Helio Castroneves 3rd
2006 Sam Hornish Jr 1st
2005 Tony Kanaan 8th
2004 Buddy Rice 1st
2003 Helio Castroneves 2nd
2002 Bruno Junqueira 31st
2001 Scott Sharp 33rd
2000 Greg Ray 33rd
1999 Arie Luyendyk 22nd
1998 Billy Boat 23rd
1997 Arie Luyendyk 1st
1996 Tony Stewart 24th
1995 Scott Brayton 17th
1994 Al Unser Jr 1st
1993 Arie Luyendyk 2nd
1992 Roberto Guerrero 33rd
1991 Rick Mears 1st
1990 Emerson Fittipaldi 3rd
1989 Rick Mears 23rd
1988 Rick Mears 1st
1987 Mario Andretti 9th
1986 Rick Mears 3rd
1985 Pancho Carter 33rd
1984 Tom Sneva 16th
1983 Teo Fabi 26th
1982 Rick Mears 2nd
1981 Bobby Unser 1st
1980 Johnny Rutherford 1st
1979 Rick Mears 1st
1978 Tom Sneva 2nd
1977 Tom Sneva 2nd
1976 Johnny Rutherford 1st
1975 A.J. Foyt 3rd
1974 A.J. Foyt 15th
1973 Johnny Rutherford 9th
1972 Bobby Unser 30th
1971 Peter Revson 2nd
1970 Al Unser 1st
1969 A.J. Foyt 8th
1968 Joe Leonard 12th
1967 Mario Andretti 30th
1966 Mario Andretti 18th
1965 A.J. Foyt 15th
1964 Jim Clark 24th
1963Parnelli Jones 1st
1962Parnelli Jones 7th
1961 Eddie Sachs 2nd
1960 Eddie Sachs 21st
1959 Johnny Thomson 3rd
1958 Dick Rathmann 27th
1957 Pat O'Connor 8th
1956 Pat Flaherty 1st
1955 Jerry Hoyt 31st
1954 Jack McGrath 3rd
1953 Bill Vukovich 1st
1952 Fred Agabashian 27th
1951 Duke Nalon 10th
1950 Walt Faulkner 7th
1949 Duke Nalon 29th
1948 Rex Mays 19th
1947 Ted Horn 3rd
1946 Cliff Bergere 16th
1945No Race
1944No Race
1943No Race
1942No Race
1941 Mauri Rose 26th
1940 Rex Mays 2nd
1939 Jimmy Snyder 2nd
1938 Floyd Roberts 1st
1937 Bill Cummings 6th
1936 Rex Mays 15th
1935 Rex Mays 17th
1934 Kelly Petillo 11th
1933 Bill Cummings 25th
1932 Lou Moore 25th
1931 Russ Snowberger 5th
1930 Billy Arnold 1st
1929 Cliff Woodbury 33rd
1928 Leon Duray 19th
1927 Frank Lockhart 18th
1926 Earl Cooper 16th
1925 Leon Duray 6th
1924 Jimmy Murphy 3rd
1923 Tommy Milton 1st
1922 Jimmy Murphy 1st
1921 Ralph DePalma 12th
1920 Ralph DePalma 5th
1919 Rene Thomas 11th
1918No Race
1917No Race
1916 Johnny Aitken 15th
1915 Howdy Wilcox 7th
1914 Jean Chassagne 29th
1913 Caleb Bragg 15th
1912 Gil Anderson 16th
1911 Lewis Strang 29th
Last Race Results
RACE: Sao Paulo Indy 300 (May 5th)
SITE: Streets of Sao Paulo -- Sao Paulo, Brazil
MILES: 195
LAPS: 75
WINNER: James Hinchcliffe
RUNNER-UP: Takuma Sato
THIRD: Marco Andretti
FOURTH:Oriol Servia
FIFTH: Josef Newgarden
POLE WINNER: Ryan Hunter-Reay (Finished 11th)
TIME OF RACE: 2 hours, 9 minutes, 34.7383 seconds
AVERAGE SPEED: 88.070 m.p.h.
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 0.3463 second
CAUTION FLAGS: 7 for 19 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 9 among 7 drivers
LAP LEADERS: Takuma Sato 22; Ryan Hunter-Reay 16; SebastienBourdais 13; Tony Kanaan 12; .Marco Andretti 7;JR Hildebrand 4; James Hinchcliffe 1.
Indianapolis 500 Entry List
CarDriver/HomeCar/Name
1 Ryan Hunter-Reay (FL)DHL/Andretti Sport
2 AJ Almendinger (CA) IZOD Team Penske
3 Helio Castroneves (Brazil) Shell V-Power/Team Penske
4 J.R. Hildebrand (CA) U.S. National Guard/Panther Racing
5 E.J. Viso (Caracas, Venezuela) Team Venezuela/Andretti Motorsports
6Sebastian Saavedra (Columbia) Dragon Racing
7Sebastien Bourdais (France) Dragon Racing
8 Ryan Briscoe (Australia) NITT Data/Chip Ganassi Racing
9 Scott Dixon (New Zealand) Target/Chip Ganassi Racing
10 Dario Franchitti (Scotland) Target/Chip Ganassi Racing
11 Tony Kanaan (Brazil) GEICO/KV Racing Technology
12 Will Power (Australia) Verizon/Team Penske
14 Takuma Sato (Japan) ABC Supply Co/A.J. Foyt Racing
15 Graham Rahal (OH) Midas/Big O Times/Rahal Letterman Lanigan
16 James Jakes (England) Midas/Big O Times/Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
17 Michel Jourdain Jr. (Mexico) Office Depot/Rahal Letterman Lanigan
18 Ana Beatriz (Brazil) Ipiranga/Dale Coyne Racing
19 Justin Wilson (England) Dale Coyne Racing
20 Ed Carpenter (IN) Fuzzy's Vodka/Ed Carpenter Racing
21 Josef Newgarden (TN) Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing
22 Oriol Servia (Spain) Panther/Dreyer & Reinbold Racing
25 Marco Andretti (PA) RC Cola/Andretti Autosport
26 Carlos Munoz (Colombia) Unistraw/Andretti Autosport
27 James Hinchcliffe (Canada) GoDaddy.com/Andretti Autosport
41 Conor Daly (IN) ABC Supply Co/A.J. Foyt Racing
55 Tristan Vautier (France) Schimdt Peterson Motorsports
60Townsend Bell (CA) Sunoco "Turbo" Panther Racing
63 Pippa Mann (England) Dale Coyne Racing
77 Simon Pagenaud (France) Schmidt Hamilton HP Motorsports
78 Simona de Silvestro (Switzerland) Nuclear Energy Areva KVRT/KV Racing Technology
83 Charlie Kimball (CA) NovoLog FlexPen/Chip Ganassi Racing
91 Buddy Lazier (CO) Lazier Partners Racing Inc.
98 Alex Tagliani (Canada) Team Barracuda/Bryan Herta Autosport