James Hinchcliffe, Honda lead Indy 500 qualifiers into Sunday's Fast Nine race for pole

What a difference a year makes for James Hinchcliffe wanted no partial of a narrative driven by a harmful injury he suffered last year at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This is a new year, he said Saturday, as well as includes having a chance to win a stick for a 100th Indianapolis 500.I came into this whole deteriorate really good, he said being a provisional polesitter. we consider a lot of people done a bigger deal out of coming back here than we did.For me, a big deal was only getting back in a car, which was last Sep (in testing). That was kind of my big hurdle.Last May, Hinchcliffe suffered massive red blood loss as well as required emergency surgery when a suspension piece pierced an blood vessel in his leg during a pile-up in a post-qualifying practice. He did not begin a 500 as well as needed 4 months before getting back in a competition car.What Hinchcliffe accomplished Saturday was impressive. His four-lap average of 230.946 mph bested a field of hot shots all seeking a No. 1 starting position for a historic competition thats sold out.The competition is May 29.But Hinchcliffe contingency be upon his game again Sunday if hes to collect a first stick of his Verizon IndyCar Series career. He will be a last of a nine stick contenders to qualify in a eventuality which starts at 5 p.m. ET.The challengers will be, in sequence of Saturdays speed: Ryan Hunter-Reay, Will Power, Helio Castroneves, Townsend Bell, Josef Newgarden, Mikhail Aleshin, Carlos Munoz as well as array points personality Simon Pagenaud. Each will get one attempt, as well as they are positive of starting no worse than ninth.Drivers who were 10th through 33rd in Saturdays eventuality will go first in Sundays qualifying, as well as each likewise will get one attempt.Two drivers crashed Saturday, both in spin two: Rookie Max Chilton had a hardest hit, going nose-first into a outside wall. Pippa Manns automobile strike a wall twice though a damage was less. Chilton had to spin to a backup car. Saturday qualifying resultsResults of qualifying Saturday for a 100th Running of a Indianapolis 500 Verizon IndyCar Series eventuality upon a 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with rank, automobile number in parentheses, driver, aero kit-engine, time as well as speed in parentheses. Top nine advance to last qualifying turn upon Sunday:1. (5) James Hinchcliffe, Honda, 02:35.8803 (230.946)2. (28) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Honda, 02:35.9755 (230.805)3. (12) Will Power, Chevrolet, 02:36.0225 (230.736)4. (3) Helio Castroneves, Chevrolet, 02:36.1822 (230.500)5. (29) Townsend Bell, Honda, 02:36.2147 (230.452)6. (21) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, 02:36.3658 (230.229)7. (7) Mikhail Aleshin, Honda, 02:36.3798 (230.209)8. (26) Carlos Munoz, Honda, 02:36.4042 (230.173)9. (22) Simon Pagenaud, Chevrolet, 02:36.4522 (230.102)10. (98) Alexander Rossi, Honda, 02:36.4893 (230.048)11. (27) Marco Andretti, Honda, 02:36.4966 (230.037)12. (2) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 02:36.6956 (229.745)13. (9) Scott Dixon, Chevrolet, 02:36.8651 (229.497)14. (20) Ed Carpenter, Chevrolet, 02:36.9111 (229.429)15. (6) JR Hildebrand, Chevrolet, 02:37.1538 (229.075)16. (14) Takuma Sato, Honda, 02:37.8281 (228.096)17. (18) Conor Daly, Honda, 02:37.9902 (227.862)18. (24) Sage Karam, Chevrolet, 02:38.0191 (227.821)19. (10) Tony Kanaan, Chevrolet, 02:38.1171 (227.679)20. (11) Sebastien Bourdais, Chevrolet, 02:38.2819 (227.442)21. (15) Graham Rahal, Honda, 02:38.2853 (227.437)22. (88) Bryan Clauson, Honda, 02:38.5136 (227.110)23. (16) Spencer Pigot, Honda, 02:38.5202 (227.100)24. (77) Oriol Servia, Honda, 02:38.6649 (226.893)25. (42) Charlie Kimball, Chevrolet, 02:38.9057 (226.549)26. (61) Matt Brabham, Chevrolet, 02:39.0178 (226.390)27. (25) Stefan Wilson, Chevrolet, 02:39.6031 (225.560)28. (41) Jack Hawksworth, Honda, 02:39.7248 (225.388)29. (35) Alex Tagliani, Honda, 02:40.3515 (224.507)30. (4) Buddy Lazier, Chevrolet, 02:40.4702 (224.341)31. (8) Max Chilton, Chevrolet, no time (no speed)32. (19) Gabby Chaves, Honda, no time (no speed)33. (63) Pippa Mann, Honda, no time (no speed) By Autoweek Staff

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