Here are the Fast Nine drivers competing for pole position and a $100,000 prize: Scott Dixon, Colton Herta, Tony Kanaan, Ed Carpenter, Rinus VeeKay, Helio Castroneves, Alex Palou, Ryan Hunter-Reay and Marcus Ericsson.
At the other end of the speed chart, these drivers are vying for the final three (Row 11) spots on the Indy 500 starting grid: Will Power, Sage Karam, Charlie Kimball, Simona de Silvestro and R.C. Enerson.
Positions 10-30 (Rows 4-10) were established in Saturday’s qualifying session.
SEE THE STARTING GRID:Here’s the full starting lineup for the 2021 Indy 500
Indy 500 Pole Day qualifying
► Scott Dixon goes 231.685 mph and earns the Indy 500 pole position for the 4th time. He won from the No. 1 spot in 2008 and also started up front in 2015 and ’17.
Rick Mears remains the record-holder with 6 Indy 500 pole positions, but Dixon ties Rex Mays, A.J. Foyt and Helio Castroneves for 2nd place.
Dixon, 40, is on the front row for the 6th time. He started and finished 2nd last year.
► Colton Herta goes 231.655 mph
► Tony Kanaan, the 2013 Indy 500 champ, goes 231.032 mph.
► Hometown favorite and 3-time pole position winner Ed Carpenter goes 231.504 mph.
► Rinus VeeKay — who won on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course earlier this month — goes 231.511 mph, even after after a wiggle heading into Turn 1 on Lap 4. In pit lane, VeeKay mentions the car “wiggling, wiggling, wiggling, wiggling” in Turn 1.
► Three-time Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves goes 230.355 mph.
► Alex Palou goes 230.616 mph.
► Ryan Hunter-Reay, who won the race in 2014, goes 230.499 mph.
► Marcus Ericsson goes 230.318 mph.
Indy 500 Bump Day qualifying
Sage Karam (31st), 2018 race winner Will Power (32nd) and Simona de Silvestro (33rd) are in the 2021 Indy 500 after Bump Day qualifying. Charlie Kimball and R.C. Enerson fail to make the starting grid.
► Charlie Kimball is also too slow to make the Indy 500 lineup (227.584).
► R.C. Enerson is again too slow to make the 33-car Indy 500 starting grid (226.813 mph).
All the drivers have made one Bump Day qualifying attempt. Sage Karam had the fastest speed, with Will Power 2nd and Simona de Silvestro 3rd. Charlie Kimball and R.C. Enerson are currently out of the 2021 Indy 500 field.
Power has a damaged right rear toe link on his car, and if he wants to repair it to make another run, he would have to withdraw his attempt. But the drivers currently in the field will want to see better efforts from Kimball and Enerson before returning to the 2.5-mile oval.
About 50 minutes remain in the Bump Day qualifying session.
► R.C. Enerson goes 227.298 mph.
► Charlie Kimball goes 227.811 mph.
► Simona de Silvestro goes 228.353 mph.
► Will Power keeps struggling, brushing the outside wall on his qualifying attempt but completing it at 228.876 mph.
► Sage Karam goes 229.156 mph for a 4-lap, 10-mile qualifying attempt.
Pole Day practice
Three of the nine fastest qualifiers from Saturday took practice laps Sunday morning. Helio Castroneves had the hot lap at 230.509 mph. Also on track: Ryan Hunter-Reay (230.450) and Alex Palou (230.282) in his reconstructed car.
Bump Day practice
Three of the five cars fighting for Row 11 practiced Sunday morning: Simona de Silvestro (top lap of 228.998 mph), Charlie Kimball (227.920) and R.C. Enerson (227.384). Will Power and Sage Karam stayed in the garage.
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Indy 500 starting grid, Rows 4-10
10. (27) Alexander Rossi, Honda, 231.046 mph
11. (18) Ed Jones, Honda, 231.044 mph
12. (5) Pato O’Ward, Chevrolet, 230.864 mph
13. (51) Pietro Fittipaldi, Honda, 230.846 mph
14. (7) Felix Rosenqvist, Chevrolet, 230.744 mph
15. (30) Takuma Sato, Honda, 230.708 mph
16. (29) James Hinchcliffe, Honda, 230.563 mph
17. (3) Scott McLaughlin, Chevrolet, 230.557 mph
18. (15) Graham Rahal, Honda, 230.521 mph
19. (47) Conor Daly, Chevrolet, 230.427 mph
20. (60) Jack Harvey, Honda, 230.191 mph
21. (2) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, 230.071 mph
22. (1) J.R. Hildebrand, Chevrolet, 229.980 mph
23. (45) Santino Ferrucci, Honda 229.949 mph
24. (86) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 228.891 mph
25. (98) Marco Andretti, Honda, 229.872 mph
26. (22) Simon Pagenaud, Chevrolet, 229.778 mph
27. (14) Sebastien Bourdais, Chevrolet, 229.744 mph
28. (25) Stefan Wilson, Honda, 229.714 mph
29. (59) Max Chilton, Chevrolet, 229.417 mph
30. (4) Dalton Kellett, Chevrolet, 228.323 mph