Indy 500 2017: Starting Grid, Drivers & Cars

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Scott Dixon sits on the pole for the 2017 Indy 500. (Getty)

Scott Dixon won the pole position for today’s Indy 500. Dixon will be joined in Row 1 by Ed Carpenter and Alexander Rossi.

The IndyCar 2017 season has been unpredictable which means this year’s Indy 500 could follow suit. Five different drivers have won the first five races. Will Power, Simon Pagenaud, Josef Newgarden, James Hinchcliffe and Sebastien Bourdais all have notched victories to begin the season.

Rossi, who is looking for back-to-back Indy 500 wins, starts the race in third. Dixon enters the race as the favorite to find the Winner’s Circle. Dixon was robbed earlier this week at a local Taco Bell, but appears ready for the race.

Dixon’s teammate Tony Kanaan told SB Nation Dixon does not seem to have been impacted by the incident.

“When he told me what happened he was like, ‘Yeah, I put it on the pole today at 232 mph. Went to eat, got robbed. Went to bed,’” Kanaan told SB Nation.

Dixon has had success at Indianapolis Motor Speedway winning the 2008 Indy 500. It would be the first Indy 500 victory for either Power or Alonso.

Power and Fernando Alonso are next in line in the race odds.

Here’s a look at the Indy 500 drivers listed in order of the starting grid.


Indy 500 2017 Drivers & Starting Grid

POS.CAR NO.DRIVER
1.9Scott Dixon
2.20Ed Carpenter
3.98Alexander Rossi
4.26Takuma Sato
5.29Fernando Alonso
6.21J.R. Hildebrand
7.10Tony Kanaan
8.27Marco Andretti
9.12Will Power
10.28Ryan Hunter-Reay
11.19Ed Jones
12.16Oriol Servia
13.7Mikhail Aleshin
14.15Graham Rahal
15.8Max Chilton
16.83Charlie Kimball
17.5James Hinchcliffe
18.22Juan Pablo Montoya
19.3Helio Castroneves
20.77Jay Howard
21.24Sage Karam
22.2Josef Newgarden
23.1Simon Pagenaud
24.14Carlos Munoz
25.88Gabby Chaves
26.4Conor Daly
27.50Jack Harvey
28.63Pippa Mann
29.11Spencer Pigot
30.44Buddy Lazier
31.17Sebastian Saavedra
32.40Zach Veach
33.18James Davison