James Hinchcliffe wins pole position for 100th running of Indy 500

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James Hinchcliffe

SPEEDWAY, Ind. – A year ago James Hinchcliffe nearly lost his life in a bad accident in practice before the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500.

Now he’s fully recovered and as of Sunday afternoon, he is the pole winner for the 100th running of the Indy 500.

This was Hinchcliffe’s first Indy 500 pole win.

He bested leader Josef Newgarden with a speed of 230.760 miles per hour. Newgarden came in 2nd and Ryan Hunter-Reay 3rd.