Here’s the order they’ll qualify tomorrow for the 99th Indianapolis 500. Primary cars are listed first with T cars in parentheses.
Most drivers will qualify their primary car. If someone qualifies the T car, that car will qualify in the position drawn this evening.
Carlos Huertas of Dale Coyne Racing drew the No. 1 position in Friday’s draw and will be first out.
Note Ryan Hunter-Reay, the defending Indianapolis 500 champion, Scott Dixon and two-time defending Indianapolis 500 polesitter Ed Carpenter should be the second, third and fourth primary cars out, and figure they will set the bar, speed-wise early.
1. 18-Carlos Huertas (18T: 33)
2. 28-Ryan Hunter-Reay (28T: 28)
4. 9-Scott Dixon (9T: 49)
8. 20-Ed Carpenter (20T: 3)
10. 15-Graham Rahal (15T: 12A)
12. 7-James Jakes (7T: 39)
14. 17-Sebastian Saavedra (17T: 37)
15. 43-Conor Daly (43T: 6)
16. 88-Bryan Clauson (88T: 38)
19. 6-JR Hildebrand (6T: 41)
20. 29-Simona de Silvestro (29T: 7)
21. 4-Stefano Coletti (4T: 34)
25. 14-Takuma Sato (14T: 22)
26. 1-Will Power (1T: 24)
30. 63-Pippa Mann (63T: 54)
35. 10-Tony Kanaan (10T: 9)
36. 32-Oriol Servia (32T: 23)
44. 25-Justin Wilson (25T: 18)
45. 91-Buddy Lazier (91T: 11)
47. 83-Charlie Kimball (83T: 42)
50. 11-Sebastien Bourdais (11T: 43)
51. 26-Carlos Munoz (26T: 56)
52. 22-Simon Pagenaud (22T: 29)
53. 21-Josef Newgarden (21T: 67)
57. 41-Jack Hawksworth (41T: 68)
58. 3-Helio Castroneves (3T: 31)
59. 48-Alex Tagliani (48T: 27)
60. 2-Juan Pablo Montoya (2T: 17)
61. 24-Townsend Bell (24T: 48)
62. 5-James Hinchcliffe (5T: 46)
63. 98-Gabby Chaves (98T: 55)
64. 19-Tristan Vautier/James Davison (19T: 40)
65. 27-Marco Andretti (27T: 5)
66. 8-Sage Karam (8T: 32)
The knee injury that kept Malcolm Stewart from mounting up for Anaheim 2 will require surgery and he will be sidelined for “an extended duration” of the Monster Energy Supercross season, according to the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna team.
“I just wanted to give you guys an update,” Stewart said on Instagram. “It’s not the news you guys want to hear, but I took a spill last week and hurt my knee pretty bad to the point that we’re going to have to get surgery done.
“I’m definitely bummed out about it; I felt we were riding pretty good and were just now starting to get the ball rolling, but it is what it is.”
Stewart’s season started with high expectations until accidents in the first two rounds left him 15th in the standings.
He ended 2022 on a high note, finishing a career high third in the Supercross standings. He then missed the start of the Pro Motocross season with another knee injury.
The 2023 season appeared to live up to his expectations. Despite back-to-back accidents, Stewart contended for podiums at both Anaheim 1 and San Diego. He won his heat at San Diego.
“It was very tough to receive the news that Malcolm will need to undergo knee surgery,” Nathan Ramsey, Team Manager for the Husqvarna team said in a press release. “He has worked so hard to be in a position to win races this year and I truly believe he was ready.
“The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing program will support him in every way that we can through his recovery and we can’t wait to get him back on track and back at the races.”
Stewart joins 250 rider Jalek Swoll on the sidelines after he broke an arm in a practice session. Swoll will be relieved by Talon Hawkins beginning this week at Houston, Texas.
A replacement rider has not been announced for Stewart, which means the focus shifts to his 450 teammate Christian Craig, who currently sits 12th in the standings with three top-15s in the opening rounds.