Despite wind gusts upwards of 15 mph or more, Marco Andretti becomes the first Andretti in 33 years to win the pole position for the 104th Indianapolis 500 with a four lap average of 231.068 mph.
The qualifying order was decided with the slowest of the fast nine going first, meaning Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing driver Takuma Sato was the first driver out to set a time. The 2017 Indianapolis 500 winner had an incredibly consistent performance that would put him on pole for majority of the session with a four-lap average of 230.725 mph. He would end the session third, his best ever Indy 500 starting position.
Sato’s teammate Graham Rahal went out second, and fought a loose car all run. On his last lap, Rahal had to get out of the gas in turn one on his final lap, killing his average. He would finish eighth with a … Read the rest