Saturday, May 17,2014

1st day of qualifying at Indy for the 500.

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  • Tag comes in after his 1st qualifying run. ©Andersen

  • Sato and Foyt talk after his 1st qualifying run. ©Andersen

  • Sato was not in the top 9 on his first qualifying attempt. ©Andersen

  • Aleshin climbs out of his car after qualifying. ©Andersen

  • Bell puts on his cap. ©Andersen

  • Bourdais waits to go out for qualifying ©Andersen

  • Kurt Bush was in the top 5 during practice today. ©Andersen

  • Carlos Huertas sits on the wall waiting for his qualifying attempt to come up. ©Andersen

  • Ed gives an interview. ©Andersen

  • Ed Carpenter qualified 5th on his initial run. ©Andersen

  • Chip was all smiles during qualifying. ©Andersen

  • Rookie James Davison. ©Andersen

  • Davison pulls his helmet off ater his first qualifying run. ©Andersen

  • Dixon was the 4th driver on the track to qualify today. ©Andersen

  • Sarah Fisher, car owner. ©Andersen

  • Helio climbs out as Roger watches. ©Andersen

  • Hildebrand was the second car to qualify with a average speed of 229.453. ©Andersen

  • Hinchcliffe initial qualifying speed was 229.672. ©Andersen

  • Tony was second quick during morning practice. ©Andersen

  • Charlie Kimball climbs out of the car. ©Andersen

  • Towshend Bell had an initial qualifying speed of 228.508. ©Andersen

  • Pippa Mann sits in the cockpit of her car waiting to go out. ©Andersen

  • Pippa Mann tried to improve her initial qualifying speed with no luck. ©Andersen

  • Marco bumps Hinch from the fast 9. ©Andersen

  • Montoya shakes hands after his initial run. ©Andersen

  • Munoz did not improve his position after a 2:28 p.m. run. ©Andersen

  • Pagenaud's 2:58 qualifying run bumped Montoya from the fast 9. ©Andersen

  • Simon was the 20th qualifier today. ©Andersen

  • Roger Penske waits for each of his drivers to come in after qualifying. ©Andersen

  • Martin was the 12th driver to qualify today with a average speed of 227.774. ©Andersen

  • Penske waits to talk to Power as Will gets out of his car. ©Andersen

  • Power's 2:33 run gave him the provisional pole. ©Andersen

  • Graham even on a second qualifying run could not improve his 17th qualifying position. ©Andersen

  • Saavadra talk to Jamie. ©Andersen

  • Ryan's son points to the score board. ©Andersen

  • Ryan had a goood qualifying run. ©Andersen

  • Ryan's wife and son watch as daddy qualified with an average speed of 230.011. ©Andersen

  • Ryan looks at the posted speeds after he qualified. ©Andersen

  • Servia gets out of his car. ©Andersen

  • Jacques Villeneuve. ©Andersen

  • Justin Wilson did not have the speed to make the top 9 during his first qualifying attempt. ©Andersen

  • Wilson's helmet sits by his car. ©Andersen

  • Newgarden improved from the 12th position to the 11th with his 2:54 run. ©Andersen

  • Newgarden gives an interview. ©Andersen

  • Servis confers with Bobby Rahal. ©Andersen

  • Race fans come in all ages. ©Andersen

  • The saftey crew. ©Andersen

  • Car #12 driven by Will Power is in the top 9 shoot-out on Sunday. ©Andersen

  • Car #21 driven by JR Hildebrand qualified 9th today. ©Andersen

  • Charlie Kimball is driving car #83. ©Andersen

  • Car #5 is driven by Villeneuve. ©Andersen

  • Dixon, in the silver car #9, did not make the top 9. ©Andersen

  • Carlos Huertas is driving car #18. ©Andersen

  • Car #20, driven by Ed Carpenter, took fast time today. ©Andersen

  • Marco, in car #25, is in the top 9 shoot-out on Sunday. ©Andersen

  • Busch qualified car #26 and left for a NASCAR All Star race. ©Andersen

  • Car # 41 is driven by Rookie Martin Plowman. ©Andersen

  • Pagenaud, in car #77, will run in the top 9 for the pole on Sunday. ©Andersen

  • Al Jr. was at qualifying. ©Andersen

  • Bourdais had the 27th qualifying spot. ©Andersen

  • Briscoe will be the 17th car out to qualify on Sunday. ©Andersen

  • Ryan could only get his car up to an average speed 228.825 on day 1 of qualifying. ©Andersen

  • Ed Carpenter took pole on Day 1 of qualifying with a speed of 230.661. ©Andersen

  • Helio was a happy camper qualifying in the top 9 today. ©Andersen

  • As cars qualify Helio watches the score board. ©Andersen

  • Brian Herta is a car owner. ©Andersen

  • Villeneuve climbs out of his car. ©Andersen

  • Mari Hulman showed up for qualifying on Day 1. ©Andersen

  • Munoz ran a, day 1, qualifying speed of 230.460. ©Andersen

  • Newgarden was the 8th fastest qualifier today. ©Andersen

  • Power has a big smile on his face as he now knows he is in the top 9 shoot-out. ©Andersen

  • Derek Daly reports for Channel 8 news. ©Andersen

  • Bobby and Graham wait for their cars' turn to qualify. ©Andersen

  • Saavadra leans against the wall as he is done for the day. ©Andersen

  • Sam Schmidt car owner. ©Andersen

  • Sato waits to go out. ©Andersen

  • Sato qualified today with a speed of 228.786. ©Andersen

  • Montoya's hands are not in those gloves. ©Andersen

  • Wilson pulls his ear plugs ©Andersen

  • Lined up to qualify on day 1 of qualifying. ©Andersen

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