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Indianapolis 500 Starting Grid 2012: Briscoe And Castroneves Among Favorites

The 96th running of the Indianapolis 500 is one day away. Ryan Briscoe at 4/1, Ryan Hunter-Reay at 8/1, and Helio Castroneves at 5/1 are among the early favorites to win the race.

Below is the entire starting grid:

1. Ryan Briscoe, 4 Lap Average: 226.484

2. James Hinchcliffe, 4 Lap Average: 226.481

3. Ryan Hunter-Reay, 4 Lap Average: 226.240

4. Marco Andretti, 4 Lap Average: 225.456

5. Will Power, 4 Lap Average: 225.422

6. Helio Castroneves, 4 Lap Average: 225.172

7. Josef Newgarden, 4 Lap Average: 224.037

8. Tony Kanaan, 4 Lap Average: 224.751

9. EJ Viso, 4 Lap Average: 224.422

10. Rubens Barrichello, 4 Lap Average: 224.264

11. Alex Tagliani, 4 Lap Average: 224.000

12. Graham Rahal, 4 Lap Average: 223.959

13. Ana Beatriz, 4 Lap Average: 223.920

14. Charlie Kimball, 4 Lap Average: 223.868

15. Scott Dixon, 4 Lap Average: 223.684

16. Dario Franchitti, 4 Lap Average: 223.582

17. James Jakes, 4 Lap Average: 223.482

18. JR Hildebrand, 4 Lap Average: 223.422

19. Takuma Sato, 4 Lap Average: 223.392

20. Townsend Bell, 4 Lap Average: 223.134

21. Justin Wilson, 4 Lap Average: 222.929

22. Michel Jourdain, 4 Lap Average: 222.893

23. Simon Pagenaud, 4 Lap Average: 222.891

24. Sebastian Saavedra, 4 Lap Average: 222.811

25. Sebastien Bourdais, 4 Lap Average: 223.760

26. Wade Cunningham, 4 Lap Average: 223.258

27. Oriol Servia, 4 Lap Average: 222.393

28. Ed Carpenter, 4 Lap Average: 222.324

29. Mike Conway, 4 Lap Average: 222.319

30. Katherine Legge, 4 Lap Average: 221.624

31. Bryan Clauson, 4 Lap Average: 214.455

32. Simona de Silvestro, 4 Lap Average: 214.393

33. Jean Alesi, 4 Lap Average: 210.094

The race is set to begin at noon Eastern – televised on ABC.

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