Updated: Saturday, 22 May 2010, 6:16 PM EDT
Published : Saturday, 22 May 2010, 6:16 PM EDT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Helio Castroneves has won his fourth Indianapolis 500 pole after posting a four-lap qualifying average of 227.970 mph.
The Brazilian's average speed Saturday was better than any single lap in practice all week. The defending race winner is trying to become the fourth driver to win four 500s. He has tied A.J. Foyt and Rex Mays for the second-most Indy poles in history. Rick Mears won six.
Australian Will Power will start second after averaging 227.578. Scotland's Dario Franchitti is third at 226.990.
Danica Patrick struggled on a day the top 24 starting spots were filled. She was 23rd, the middle of Row 8, after going 224.217. Two other women — Ana Beatriz and Simona de Silvestro — will start 21st and 22nd.
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