Indy 500 qualifying: Everything you need to know about Saturday's run for the pole

No bumping this week end as cars battle for a pole, precious reward pointsAs Indianapolis Motor Speedway board chair Mari Hulman George famously says, Lady as well as Gentlemen, Start Your (Qualifying) Engines!OK, so a subordinate partial is not partial of her normal delivery, though thats where a IndyCar Series stands streamer into subordinate weekend.There have been usually 33 car-and-driver combinations, so there will be no bumping from a field, though there still will be jockeying for position when a 100th Indianapolis 500 rolls around May 29. Theres a stick leader to determine, prize income as well as points to be distributed, as well as congestion during a immature dwindle to avoid. Qualifying might not matter like it did in 1995 when Roger Penskes dual cars longed for a show, though its still helpful to be a best of a speed best.For instance, a leader of a stick receives 42 points, that is nearly a equivalent of a unchanging IndyCar Series race. The slowest qualifier will pull just a singular point, that could emanate a big swing in a standings even without a competition itself, that carries a double-points incentive.The stick leader also receives a $100,000 bonus, that while that doesnt have a same monetary impact it once had, no team is turning down a oversized check.Friday was Fast Friday during a famed oval, that equates to it was a day IndyCar permitted its engine manufacturers -- Chevrolet as well as Honda -- to increase a energy in their twin-turbocharged V-6 engines. Speeds climbed during least 4 mph across a board, as well as a boost of about 30 horsepower will be in effect during a next dual days of qualifying.On Monday, a boost will be returned to race-day level: 130 kPa.Aside from a points as well as a prestige during stake, a storylines have been straightforward:Has Honda caught Chevrolet?Last year, it was a rout, with Chevrolet claiming 7 of a top nine starting positions as well as a top 4 finishing positions in a race. The equipment rules have been radically a same as last year, though a Honda driver paced three of a 4 practice days. A Honda last won a stick in 2011, when every automobile was powered by Honda.Whos hot, whos not?The Andretti Autosport contingent has been upon fire all week, with Marco Andretti, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Carlos Munoz as well as Townsend Bell consistently receiving spots in a top three, with rookie Alexander Rossi display a best among a newcomers. Team Penske should again be a favorite for subordinate -- it has won a jot down 16 poles -- though usually Will Power has shown top-shelf strength (he not usually led Fridays session, he has a fastest lap time when factoring out a draft). Scott Dixon won last years pole, though he hasnt cracked a top five in any practice this week. Can he repeat as a No. 1 qualifier?"I got a good tow," Power said about his discerning lap upon Friday. "Even when a automobile is out of traffic, it was pretty good, pretty solid. I consider it's fast. I consider it's going to be really, unequivocally tight for pole. There's a lot of discerning guys out there as well as I consider Honda is right there, too."Whats a subordinate process?With usually 33 entrants, a format is relatively straightforward. On Saturday, each automobile gets as many attempts as time permits between eleven a.m. (ET) as well as 5:50 p.m. The fastest nine will advance to Sundays special pole-deciding event (5 p.m.). The other twenty-four will re-qualify Sunday in sequence of slowest to fastest in a single-chance event starting during 2:45 p.m. The races starting sequence will be determined by Sunday times. All subordinate attempts have been a traditional 4 laps, as well as qualifying, like a race, will air upon ABC.Top pre-qualifying practice speeds (combined to reflect for all practice sessions) for 100th running of a Indianapolis 500:1. Will Power, Chevy, 232.672 322 Josef Newgarden, Chevy, 232.344 583 James Hinchcliffe, Honda, 231.972 374 Carlos Munoz, Honda, 231.952 315 Marco Andretti, Honda, 231.824 546 Townsend Bell, Honda, 231.559 297 Ryan Hunter-Reay, Honda, 231.284 418 Gabby Chaves, Honda, 231.136 439 Mikhail Aleshin, Honda, 231.064 4110. Alexander Rossi, Honda, 230.848 5911. Oriol Servia, Honda, 230.757 3512. Scott Dixon, Chevy, 230.465 2913. Simon Pagenaud, Chevy, 230.442 2714. JR Hildebrand, Chevy, 230.346 3815. Helio Castroneves, Chevy, 230.333 2916. Ed Carpenter, Chevy, 230.234 4717. Graham Rahal, Honda, 230.140 4618 Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevy, 230.051 1719 Pippa Mann, Honda, 229.918 3020 Tony Kanaan, Chevy, 229.753 3921 Sebastien Bourdais, Chevy, 229.610 4222 Jack Hawksworth, Honda, 229.565 3523 Max Chilton, Chevy, 229.451 4624 Matt Brabham, Chevy, 229.253 5725 Conor Daly, Honda, 229.187 5326 Spencer Pigot, Honda, 229.125 6627 Takuma Sato, Honda, 228.926 4428 Charlie Kimball, Chevy, 228.867 2629 Alex Tagliani, Honda, 228.593 4130 Sage Karam, Chevy, 228.017 5031 Bryan Clauson, Honda, 227.805 3732 Stefan Wilson, Chevy, 226.567 4033 Buddy Lazier, Chevy, 225.683 47 By Autoweek Staff

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