2016 Indianapolis 500 Starting Grid

Here are the 33 drivers and cars that will compete in the historic 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 29, 2016 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The defending champion is two-time winner Juan Pablo Montoya of Team Penske. James Hinchcliffe of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports will try to become the 21st polesitter to take the checkers at the Brickyard. These are the others:

1922 Jimmy Murphy 1980 Johnny Rutherford
1923 Tommy Milton 1981 Bobby Unser
1930 Billy Arnold 1988 Rick Mears
1938 Floyd Roberts 1991 Rick Mears
1953 Bill Vukovich 1994 Al Unser Jr.
1956 Pat Flaherty 1997 Arie Luyendyk
1963 Parnelli Jones 2004 Buddy Rice
1970 Al Unser 2006 Sam Hornish Jr.
1976 Johnny Rutherford 2008 Scott Dixon
1979 Rick Mears 2009 Helio Castroneves
2016 INDIANAPOLIS 500 STARTING GRID

Pos.

Car No.

DRIVER

TEAM

AVG. SPEED

1

5

James Hinchcliffe

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports

230.76

2

21

Josef Newgarden

Ed Carpenter Racing

230.700

3

28

Ryan Hunter-Reay

Andretti Autosport

230.648

4

29

Townsend Bell

Andretti Autosport

230.481

5

26

Carlos Munoz

Andretti Autosport

230.287

6

12

Will Power

Team Penske

229.669

7

7

Mikhail Aleshin

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports

229.562

8

22

Simon Pagenaud

Team Penske

229.139

9

3

Helio Castroneves

Team Penske

229.115

10

77

Oriol Servia

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports

229.060

11

98

Alexander Rossi

Andretti-Herta

228.473

12

14

Takuma Sato

A.J. Foyt Enterprises

228.029

13

9

Scott Dixon

Chip Ganassi Racing

227.991

14

27

Marco Andretti

Andretti Autosport

227.969

15

6

J.R. Hildebrand

Ed Carpenter Racing

227.876

16

42

Charlie Kimball

Chip Ganassi Racing

227.822

17

2

Juan Pablo Montoya

Team Penske

227.684

18

10

Tony Kanaan

Chip Ganassi Racing

227.430

19

11

Sebastien Bourdais

KVSH Racing

227.428

20

20

Ed Carpenter

Ed Carpenter Racing

227.226

21

19

Gabby Chaves

Dale Coyne Racing

227.192

22

8

Max Chilton

Chip Ganassi Racing

226.686

23

24

Sage Karam

Dreyer & Rheinbold-Kingdom

226.436

24

18

Conor Daly

Dale Coyne Racing

226.312

25

63

Pippa Mann

Dale Coyne Racing

226.006

26

15

Graham Rahal

Rahal Letterman Lanigan

225.847

27

61

Matt Brabham

PIRTEK Team Murray

225.727

28

88

Bryan Clauson

Dale Coyne/Jonathan Byrd

225.266

29

16

Spencer Pigot

Rahal Letterman Lanigan

224.847

30

25

Stefan Wilson

KV Racing Technology

224.602

31

41

Jack Hawksworth

A.J. Foyt Enterprises

224.596

32

4

Buddy Lazier

Lazier/Burns Racing

222.154

33

35

Alex Tagliani

A.J. Foyt Enterprises

N/A (crash)

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