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Indy 500 Lineup 2012: Full Starting Grid Shows Florida's Ryan Hunter-Reay 3rd

The start of the 2012 Indy 500 is just hours away, and Florida native Ryan Hunter-Reay is well placed in the starting grid. With a four lap average qualifying speed of 225.722mph the Andretti Autosport driver sits in third position. Ryan Briscoe of Team Penske is in pole position and is the odds on favorite to win, with odds of 15-4. The odds for a Hunter-Reay victory are set at 12-1. The complete starting grid with four lap average can be found below, with a more picture-heavy layout visible here.

Starting Position - Team - 4 Lap Average

1. Ryan Briscoe, Team Penske -- 226.484 mph

2. James Hinchcliffe, Andretti Autosport -- 226.481 mph

3. Ryan Hunter-Reay, Andretti Autosport -- 225.722 mph

4. Marco Andretti, Andretti Autosport -- 225.456 mph

5. Will Power, Team Penske -- 225.422 mph

6. Helio Castroneves, Team Penske -- 225.172 mph

7. Josef Newgarden, Sarah Fisher Hartman -- 224.037 mph

8. Tony Kanaan, KV Racing Technology -- 224.751 mph

9. E.J. Viso, KV Racing Technology -- 224.422 mph

10. Rubens Barrichello, KV Racing Technology -- 224.264 mph

11. Alex Tagliani, Bryan Herta Autosport -- 224.000 mph

12. Graham Rahal, Chip Ganassi Racing -- 223.959 mph

13. Ana Beatriz Andretti Autosport -- 223.920 mph

14. Charlie Kimball, Chip Ganassi Racing -- 223.868 mph

15. Scott Dixon, Target Chip Ganassi -- 223.684 mph

16. Dario Franchitti, Target Chip Ganassi -- 223.582 mph

17. James Jakes, Dale Coyne Racing -- 223.482 mph

18. JR Hildebrand, Panther Racing -- 223.422 mph

19. Takuma Sato, Rahal Letterman Lanigan -- 223.392 mph

20. Townsend Bell, Schmidt Hamilton Racing -- 223.134 mph

21. Justin Wilson, Dale Coyne Racing -- 222.929 mph

22. Michel Jourdain Jr., Rahal Letterman Lanigan -- 222.893 mph

23. Simon Pagenaud, Schmidt Hamilton Racing -- 222.891 mph

24. Sebastien Saavedra, Andretti Autosport -- 222.811 mph

25. Sebastian Bourdais, Dragon Racing -- 223.760 mph

26. Wade Cunningham, A.J. Foyt Racing -- 223.258 mph

27. Oriol Servia, Panther DRR Racing -- 222.393 mph

28. Ed Carpenter, Ed Carpenter Racing -- 222.324 mph

29. Mike Conway, A.J. Foyt Racing -- 222.319 mph

30. Katherine Legge, Dragon Racing -- 221.624 mph

31. Bryan Clauson, Sarah Fisher Hartman -- 214.455 mph

32. Simona de Silvestro, HVM Racing -- 214.393 mph

33. Jean Alesi, Fan Force United -- 210.094 mph

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Photographs by cstreet.us, thelastminute, turtlemom nancy , fesek, kthypryn, justinwright, sue_elias, pointnshoot, and scrapstothefuture used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.