Unofficial starting grid for the 99th Indianapolis 500

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Qualifying is in the books for the 99th Indianapolis 500, with Scott Dixon on the pole position (Verizon P1 Award) for the 2015 edition of the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”

Beyond Dixon’s joy and the relief of the last row of drivers making the field lie 29 other stories to comprise this year’s field of 33.

Here’s the unofficial starting grid, with row, car number, driver, car name and speed.

Note the No. 19 Dale Coyne Racing Honda, which was qualified in the 21st position by Tristan Vautier, will move to 33rd and last place with a driver change coming and James Davison replacing Vautier.

Other spots could change based on if backup cars are required following Monday’s final full day of practice.

Otherwise, here’s how you can expect the grid to look next Sunday:

ROW 1
1. 9-Scott Dixon-W, Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet, 226.760
2. 1-Will Power, Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, 226.350
3. 22-Simon Pagenaud, Avaya Team Penske Chevrolet, 226.145

ROW 2
4. 10-Tony Kanaan-W, NTT Data Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet, 225.503
5. 3-Helio Castroneves-W, Shell V-Power Nitro+ Team Penske Chevrolet, 225.502
6. 25-Justin Wilson, Andretti Autosport Honda, 225.279

ROW 3
7. 11-Sebastien Bourdais, Hydroxycut-HAUS Vaporizer KVSH Racing Chevrolet, 225.193
8. 27-Marco Andretti, Snapple Honda, 225.189
9. 21-Josef Newgarden, Century 21 CFH Racing Chevrolet, 225.187

ROW 4
10. 6-JR Hildebrand, Preferred Freezer/CFH Racing Chevrolet, 225.099
11. 26-Carlos Munoz, AndrettiTV Cinsay Honda, 225.042
12. 20T-Ed Carpenter, Fuzzy’s Vodka CFH Racing Chevrolet, 224.883

ROW 5
13. 32-Oriol Servia, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda, 224.777
14. 83-Charlie Kimball, Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet, 224.743
15. 2-Juan Pablo Montoya-W, Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, 224.657

ROW 6
16. 28-Ryan Hunter-Reay-W, DHL Honda, 224.573
17. 15-Graham Rahal, Steak ‘n Shake Honda, 224.290
18. 18-Carlos Huertas, Dale Coyne Racing Honda, 224.233

ROW 7
19. 29-Simona de Silvestro, TE Connectivity Honda, 223.838
20. 7-James Jakes, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda, 223.790
21. 48-Alex Tagliani, Alfe Heat Treating Special Honda, 223.722

ROW 8
22. 8-Sage Karam, Comfort Revolution/Big Machine Records Chevrolet, 223.595
23. 5-James Hinchcliffe, Arrow/Lucas Oil Schmidt Peterson Honda, 223.519
24. 43-Conor Daly, FUELED by BACON Special Honda, 223.482

ROW 9
25. 24-Townsend Bell, The Robert Graham Special Chevrolet, 223.447
26. 14-Takuma Sato, ABC Supply A.J. Foyt Racing Honda, 223.226
27. 63-Pippa Mann, Susan G. Komen Dale Coyne Racing Honda, 223.104

ROW 10
28. 98-Gabby Chaves-R, Bowers & Wilkins/Curb Honda, 222.916
29. 17-Sebastian Saavedra, AFS Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet, 222.898
30. 41-Jack Hawksworth, ABC Supply A.J. Foyt Racing Honda, 223.738

ROW 11
31. 4-Stefano Coletti-R, KV Racing Technology Chevrolet, 222.001
32. 88-Bryan Clauson, KVSH/Jonathan Byrd’s/Cancer Treatment Centers of America Chevrolet, 221.358
33. 19-James Davison, Always Evolving/Dale Coyne Racing Honda, 223.747

DID NOT QUALIFY
34. 91-Buddy Lazier-W, Wynn Iowa Vision Research Lazier Racing Chevrolet, 220.153

Andretti United team names drivers for inaugural Extreme E season

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The Extreme E team formed by Andretti Autosport and United Autosports named Catie Munnings and Timmy Hansen as its drivers Monday for the series’ inaugural 2021 season.

Munnings is a successful veteran of rally series. Hansen is a past winner and champion in the World Rallycross Championship.

They both will race in the environmentally conscious electric SUV series that will hold events in five areas around the world that are threatened by climate change. Chip Ganassi Racing and six-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton also are fielding cars in Extreme E, which will feature male and female co-drivers on every team.

Catie Munnings

“I’m so excited to join Andretti United Extreme E,” Munnings said in a release. ““I was really intrigued when I first heard about Extreme E, I just knew I had to be involved. The male / female racing partnership is a fantastic and exciting new concept. The season has incredible locations and the racing will be very exciting. It will be a new challenge for the teams and drivers, and I’m so thrilled to be working with such a strong team.

“The championship is a really innovative concept, it’s combining motorsport and science and will produce an important legacy in each race location. Bringing the platform that motorsport has in line with the awareness that the planet needs right now is awesome and a really important message.”

Timmy Hansen

Said Hansen: “Going into the Extreme E will be a new chapter in my career, one that I am extremely excited about. It is something brand new, not only for me, but the whole of motorsport. The format is something

we’ve never seen before. I’m also delighted to be able to carry the message of something bigger – talking about the environment and doing something good for the world – that’s something that really drives me. It’s going to be a big adventure in life to see these locations and I’m going to do my best in carrying this responsibility and hopefully making people aware of the challenges we have in the world, together with our passion for racing.”