The Indianapolis 500 grid guide

The Indianapolis 500 grid guide

The first Indy 500 with the new Dallara DW12 takes place this weekend. Mark Glendenning takes you through the starters in our spotters' guide ahead of the 96th edition of the race

An engine battle between major manufacturers, a new car for the teams to get to grips with, and an incredibly close qualifying day bodes well for another thrilling Indianapolis 500 on Sunday.

The Chevrolet runners seemed to benefit from the extra power allowed during qualifying and dominated the front of the grid, but the Honda drivers – including former winners Scott Dixon and Dario Franchitti – are confident they'll be closer on race pace. Ryan Briscoe and Penske start from the front, but there are plenty of car-team combinations capable of winning. And then there's the interest of two former Formula 1 race winners Rubens Barrichello and Jean Alesi making their Brickyard debuts.

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