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  • "As our qualifying format evolves we continue to evaluate what is best for the competitors," said Derrick Walker, IndyCar's president of competition. "We realized the need to provide teams that didn't get an attempt on Saturday an opportunity on Sunday to make the Indianapolis 500. Ultimately, we still capture the fastest 33 cars and that's who will make the race."

    Indy 500 gives teams 2nd chance to make field →

  • "If all the drivers say, 'We can't do it like that, we have to change,' then I guess we'll go back to the drawing board and do it again," he said. "But there are a lot of drivers that come up and say don't change standing starts. Don't change restarts. They want us to modify it a little bit, so we're looking into it, getting input on improving it. I don't think it's all thrown out the window. I don't think you toss it out just because we've had a couple of tough ones."

    IndyCar standing pat with maligned standing starts →

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