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The Month of May to racing fans means only one thing…the Indy 500. Even though it’s been reduced to about 3 weeks of practice, qualifying and then the actual race. It’s still referred to as the Month of May.

Pole Day Qualifications for the  93rd running of the Indianapolis 500 took place on Saturday May 9th.

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Helio Castroneves won the historic and famed Pole Position with a 4-lap average of 224.864 mph. The 500 is scheduled to start on May Sunday May 24th.

Some Indy 500 Stats

Top Pole Winners of the Indianapolis 500

Rick Mears  – 6

A.J. Foyt* – 4

Rex Mays* – 4

Helio Castroneves*  – 3

Mario Andretti* – 3

Arie Luyendyk – 3

Tom Sneva* – 3

Johnny Rutherford – 3

*have not won the 500 from pole position

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Fastest Pole Speed (4-lap average)

Scott Brayton^ – 1996  driving a Lola/Menard – 233.718 mph

^Brayton was fatally injured in 1996 practicing prior to the race

Fastest 4 lap average Speed

Arie Luyendyk  – 1996 driving  a Ford Cosworth – 236.986 mph

Top Indy 500 Winners

A.J. Foyt – 4

Al Unser – 4 

Rick Mears – 4

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