IndyCar 500: Drivers Dixon, Franchitti robbed at gunpoint

Scott Dixon wins 2017 Indy 500 pole position

The 35-year-old was the first of the Fast Nine drivers to surpass 231 miles per hour with a four-lap average at 231.300. "So a big thank you to Chris".

IndyCar driver Tony Kanaan told reporters that Dixon was making a food run for a group of drivers, including himself.

Dixon's wife, Emma Davies-Dixon, was also with the two drivers. All times will be erased for Sunday's nine-car pole shootout.

Dixon still had to weather the runs of Japan's Takuma Sato and Carpenter.

Fernando Alonso will start his first Indianapolis 500 (Indy 500) race in the middle of the second row after qualifying fifth in the Honda-powered Andretti racing auto for the race on Sunday (28 May).

It's the first time in this season's six races that a Penske driver didn't win the pole.

Pole-winner Scott Dixon posted the fastest four-lap qualifying average at Indy in 21 years Sunday. Defending race champion Alexander Rossi of Andretti Autosport will start on the outside of Row 1 after going 231.487.

"It was all we had", Power said after finishing ninth.

Things started changing when he turned to two former F1 drivers and current teammates with Andretti Autosport - defending Indy victor Alexander Rossi and Japan's Takuma Sato - for advice.

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"Today, we managed to get it done and we're starting in the right place", said Dixon, the 40-time Indy auto race victor.

Ryan Hunter-Reay led the second group with a 231.442 miles per hour average (fourth fastest overall) and rookie Ed Jones dazzled the veterans with a 230.578 for Dale Coyne to snare the middle of Row 4 - next to veteran Oriol Servia. "It was white knuckles the whole time".

Seven former winners and three rookies made the 33-car starting grid.

Dale Coyne Racing's No. 18 auto, with replacement driver James Davison, will start from the back of the field. That accident was quite shocking and left Bourdais with multiple fractures to his pelvis and a fractured hip, but he was awake and alert at the hospital.

More rain is expected Friday night, which could leave drivers with little rubber on the track when qualifying begins Saturday. "I think the whole team was working on my auto".

"Obviously it's important to have a good, safe run, so in view of that we decided that the smart thing to do was to go ahead and change it". But I was happily surprised with the final time.

The double Formula One world champion came to the States to escape the woeful engines he has endured this season, only for another one to conk out.

Police said one of the suspects was identified by one of the robbery victims. Franchitti and Brazil's Helio Castroneves are the only foreign-born drivers to win the Indy 500 three times.

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