IndyCar > 2009 Round 04: Indy500 > Qualifying
INDYU.S.A.May 10, 2009
IRL IndyCar Series
Round 04: Indy500, Indianapolis Motor Speedway 2nd Day Qualifying

Matos Leads Second-Day Indy Qualifiers

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Raphael Matos led second-day qualifiers Sunday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, as the Luczo Dragon Racing driver posted a four-lap average of 223.429 mph to line up 12th in the 33-car field. Matos, the 2008 Indy Lights champion, will be the highest-starting rookie in the lineup and so far is the only one of six rookies to successfully qualify for the 2009 Indianapolis 500.

The rush to qualify in the final 10 minutes became intense, as Scott Sharp, Alex Tagliani and Ryan Hunter-Reay all made attempts to unseat “bubble” driver E.J. Viso from the 22nd spot, the final qualifying position available today. Neither Hunter-Reay nor Tagliani had the required speed, but Sharp -- in his third and final qualifying attempt -- recorded his best speed of the month when it really mattered and “bumped” his way into the field with a speed of 222.162 mph.


IRL IndyCar Series
Round 04: Indy500, Indianapolis Motor Speedway 2nd Day Qualifying
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1 Helio Castroneves (Team Penske)
2 Ryan Briscoe (Team Penske)
3 Dario Franchitti (Target Chip Ganassi)
4 Graham Rahal (Newman Haas Lanigan)
5 Scott Dixon (Target Chip Ganassi)
6 Tony Kanaan (Andretti Green Racing)
7 Mario Moraes (KV Racing Technology)
8 Marco Andretti (Andretti Green Racing)
9 Will Power (Team Penske)
10 Danica Patrick (Andretti Green Racing)
11 Alex Lloyd (Chip Ganassi Racing Sam Schmidt Motorsports)
12 Raphael Matos (Luczo Dragon Racing)
13 Paul Tracy (KV Racing Techology)
14 Vitor Meira (A.J. Foyt Racing)
15 Justin Wilson (Dale Coyne Racing)
16 Hideki Mutoh (Andretti Green Racing)
17 Ed Carpenter (Vision Racing)
18 Dan Wheldon (Panther Racing)
19 A.J. Foyt IV (A.J. Foyt Racing)
20 Scott Sharp (Panther Racing)
21 Sarah Fisher (Sarah Fisher Racing)
22 Davey Hamilton (Dreyer & Reinbold Racing)


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