Thursday, 14 May 2009

Dario Franchitti Third on the Grid for Indy 500

Scotland's Dario Franchitti has qualified third on the grid for the 2009 Indianapolis 500 which will be run on 24th May.

Pole position for the 93rd running of the historic race was taken by Brazilian Helios Castroneves and P2 by Aussie Ryan Briscoe.

Castroneves set an average qualifying speed of 224.864 mph.

This year marks the centenary of the construction of the world famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The 200 lap, 500 mile Indy 500 race has been run since 1911, only interrupted briefly by war. Between 1950 and 1960 the race counted towards the Formula 1 World Championship.

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