Scott Dixon is 2015 Indy 500 pole winner

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SPEEDWAY, Ind. (May 17, 2015) – After two unusual days of postponed and delayed qualifications, we finally know who our 2015 Indy 500 pole winner is: Scott Dixon.

Dixon’s four-lap average qualifying speed was 226.760 mph.

Joining Dixon on the front row is Verizon IndyCar Series defending champion Will Power (226.350) and Simon Pagenaud (226.145), both in Team Penske Chevrolets.

Dixon became the 19th driver to win multiple Indianapolis 500 poles. He won the race from the pole in 2008 and will look to do so again on May 24.

Two-time defending Indy 500 pole winner Ed Carpenter had a rough start Sunday; he crashed during a pre-qualifying morning practice 15 minutes after the tract opened. Carpenter’s crash marked the third Chevy crash during practice this week due to aero kits.

After the accident, the track was closed and IndyCar officials later announced that qualifications would be delayed.

IndyCar’s Mark Miles held a press conference around noon announcing changes to the schedule and qualification rules in order to ensure the safety of drivers and fans.