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Indy 500 2012 Qualifying Results, Pole Day: Briscoe Finishes With Narrow Lead

The Indianapolis 500 gets ready for 96th running after the final results from Pole Day have come down. Australian Ryan Briscoe of the IZOD Team Penske car finished top in the qualifying results with James Hinchcliffe finishing just 0.003 behind the leader.

Here is a look at the Indy 500 qualifying results for the top seven, courtesy of Indy Star:

Pos. Driver 1st lap 2nd lap 3rd lap 4th lap Avg.
1 Briscoe, Ryan 226.621 226.578 226.404 226.334 226.484
2 Hinchcliffe, James 226.934 226.525 226.330 226.137 226.481
3 Hunter-Reay, Ryan 226.570 226.358 226.139 225.893 226.240
4 Andretti, Marco 225.911 225.392 225.335 225.186 225.456
5 Power, Will 225.951 225.442 225.186 225.111 225.422
6 Castroneves, Helio 225.933 225.368 224.850 224.540 225.172
7 Newgarden, Josef 224.356 224.160 224.006 223.626 224.037

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