Indy 500 Qualifying Power Rankings

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The day is finally here, and qualifying for the centennial edition of the Indy 500 has arrived. Here are some of the top contenders for the pole this weekend.

It has been an eventful week for IndyCar racing, with the first full week of practice for the 100th Indianapolis 500. Honda has come out and surprised many with their speed, both in tow and with other cars. Andretti Autosport led the charge most days, while the new driver at Dale Coyne Racing, Gabby Chaves, surprised at the top of the board on Thursday. It wasn’t until Friday that Chevrolet and Will Power looked to show their cards, accused of sandbagging earlier in the week.

Even with all the ups and downs of practice all week long, Indy 500 qualifying this weekend looks to be a close matchup between Chevrolet and Honda. While Saturday will be used as a “positioning day” ahead of Pole Day on Sunday, both days could prove to be important in the hunt for the Borg-Warner Trophy.

Here are the top ten drivers to look for to contend for the Indianapolis 500 pole:

First Four Out:  Gabby Chaves, Graham Rahal, Alexander Rossi, Tony Kanaan

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Who do you think will win the pole position for the 100th Indianapolis 500? Be sure to tune in for coverage of qualifying on Saturday, May 21 at 11:00 am eastern on ESPN3, then continuing on ABC at 4:00 pm eastern. Then, Sunday is pole day, with coverage again on ESPN3 at 2:00 pm eastern, then moving to ABC at 4:00 pm eastern.