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"The number 40 if because it's the 40 anniversary of AJ Foyt's 4 Indianapolis 500 win, so hopefully that's a little extra luck for us when the green flag falls on Sunday". Instead, he is driving a complete season for Ed Carpenter Racing, which has given him time to develop trust and communication with his crew and teammate.

But weather delays on Saturday pushed qualifying late into the day, giving Hildebrand only one shot at making the cutoff.

A lack of experience may cost him on the biggest day of U.S. racing when a champion will be crowned after 200 laps of the massive 4km oval, but Alonso is geared up for the chance.

"I understand a lot of the situation it becomes sponsorship, and sometimes when you get to a certain age, the team has got to look for its own interest", Kanaan said. Like 'Oh! Okay, there's a whole other life going on outside the racetrack.

"Where you park your auto is basically your responsibility as to what happens to it, " according to Green.

But no, it was not for NASCAR or open wheel. His best finish in that race was second in 2007, the final year that the series raced at Indy.

He is still learning about Indy, watching as numerous past Indy 500s as he can, although he has yet to see a replay of his own.

With qualifying out of the way, Hildebrand has only one hour in the vehicle Friday for a final shakedown before the race on Sunday. "After FP2, he admitted that he'd had a lot of fun in the auto today, and I think that translated directly into his lap-times".

"I enjoyed it. I tapped the barrier a couple of times". It is good to see Honda put the screws to the engine and obviously pull out some fast speeds and we get to sit on the pole for the third time. "I have no doubt he's going to be quick enough, but you need everything to fall in to place".

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And the significance of the #40 on Veach's vehicle?

He has no plans to emulate Alonso in IndyCar - but would consider other options. "Just stay on the lead lap.' Basically, it doesn't really matter where you start, as long as your auto feels good", he said.

ROSSI: It actually started a year ago in the month of May. "If you're still on the lead lap, there's something that could go your way".

Fernando Alonso's decision to try and secure part two of his attempted Triple Crown could well be bad news for Formula One, according to one man that knows what it takes to make the crossover to the Indianapolis 500.

Alonso said being the betting favorite is “probably not” a fair expectation, and noted that the last time he did a rolling start was in a 1997 go-kart race. Maybe Harvey or Veach could do the same.

If Hildebrand were to come out victorious in this year's running of the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing", the media would have plenty of stories to tell. Some tickets to the race are still available at IMS.com.

It's his best starting spot in his seven appearances at the historic event, held at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Fans at Indianapolis Motor Speedway were treated to a thrilling dress rehearsal for the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil with Monday's practice on the 2.5-mile oval.


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