Rules Update for Indy 500 Qualifying

By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter.

INDIANAPOLIS – Due to only 33 cars being entered in the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil, IndyCar will use Rule 8.4.3.4.4. for qualifications.

The rule states that when there is only 33 cars entered in the 500, any car fails to complete their qualifying attempt and does not make a second attempt will be forced to qualify in group one on Sunday qualifying and be forced to start no higher than 10th.

In the event that multiple cars do not finish their attempt, they all will be ordered to the back of the field for qualifying based on entrant points. If a car has no entrant points, its position in qualifying will be determined by a blind draw.

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Josh Farmer joined the media center in 2012 after first discovering his love of IndyCar racing in 2004 at Auto Club Speedway. He has been an accredited member of the IndyCar media center since 2014 and also contributes to IndyCar.com along with The Motorsports Tribune.

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