Indy 500 Qualifying Pole Day TV Coverage

Indy 500 Qualifying Pole Day TV Coverage, Results And More: It's qualifying day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as drivers take to the track for Pole Day of the 2011 Indy 500. Follow this StoryStream for news and results throughout the day.

May 21, 2011 - After a rain-shortened week and only fleeting moments of practice, drivers must jump right into the fire during Saturday's Indy 500 qualifying. Pole Day, as it's affectionately known, takes place throughout the day on Saturday as drivers try to secure a spot in the field and earn the coveted pole position on the inside of the first row. With plenty of action and drama, it comes at a perfect time for open-wheel racing fans who have been counting the days to the 2011 Indy 500.

Below is a quick rundown of the schedule and coverage for Saturday's qualifying session.

Schedule: After two hours of morning practice from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. EDT, drivers will strap in for the real thing beginning at 11 a.m. Qualifying will run until 4 p.m. as drivers try to turn the fastest laps and secure a spot in the field. At 4:30 p.m., the fastest nine drivers from the first session will return to the track and try to better their times. When the dust settles, a pole winner will be crowned and the first 24 spots on the grid will be set.

TV Coverage: Versus will pick up the coverage at 11 a.m. ET and will keep it rolling until 2:30 p.m. After an hour and a half break for coverage of the Preakness undercard, Versus will pick up the broadcast again at 4:30 p.m. EDT with a two hour window of the final runs.


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