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PIT STOPS: Howie Mandel will serve as Indy’s honorary announcer on race day, making the traditional call “all cars to the grid.” … Servia was the only driver not to drive a lap in Friday’s practice. On Saturday, he said the team was having trouble with the installation of an engine. … Ryan Briscoe is the first Australian national to win the pole. Dixon, who is from New Zealand, also won the pole but was born in Australia. … Newgarden is the highest rookie qualifier since Danica Patrick was fourth in 2005.