EVENT _ The 96th Indianapolis 500.
DISTANCE _ 500 miles; 200 laps around the asphalt-on-brick Indianapolis Motor Speedway track, a 2.5-mile rectangular oval.
SANCTIONING BODY _ IndyCar.
RACE CARS _ Open-cockpit, open-wheel and single-seat, with 2.2-liter, 550-700 horsepower turbocharged V-6 engines.
ENGINE MANUFACTURERS _ Chevrolet, Honda, Lotus.
CHASSIS _ All cars use Dallaras.
START _ Noon EDT from a flying start, following warm-up, parade and pace laps.
FINISH _ Standings are unofficial until posted by the IndyCar Series.
NUMBER OF STARTERS _ 33 cars; three abreast in each of 11 rows.
POLE POSITION _ Ryan Briscoe, the first Australian national to win Indy’s pole with a four-lap qualifying average of 226.484 mph in the closest pole battle in 500 history. He will start first, from the inside of the front row, for the first time in seven Indy starts.
2011 WINNER _ The late Dan Wheldon, who averaged 170.265 mph for his second win at Indianapolis.View Entire Story
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