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. 9 Scott Dixon
2. 20 Ed Carpenter
3. 98 Alexander Rossi
4. 26 Takuma Sato
5. 29 Fernando Alonso
6. 21 J.R. Hildebrand
7. 10 Tony Kanaan
8. 27 Marco Andretti
9. 12 Will Power
10. 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay
11. 19 Ed Jones
12. 16 Oriol Servia
13. 7 Mikhail Aleshin
14. 15 Graham Rahal
15. 8 Max Chilton
16. 83 Charlie Kimball
17. 5 James Hinchcliffe
18. 22 Juan Pablo Montoya
19. 3 Helio Castroneves
20. 77 Jay Howard
21. 24 Sage Karam
22. 2 Josef Newgarden
23. 1 Simon Pagenaud
24. 14 Carlos Munoz
25. 88 Gabby Chaves
26. 4 Conor Daly
27. 50 Jack Harvey
28. 63 Pippa Mann
29. 11 Spencer Pigot
30. 44 Buddy Lazier
31. 17 Sebastian Saavedra
32. 40 Zach Veach
33. 18 James Davison