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Scott Dixon wins pole for Indy 500 for fifth time, breaks pole speed record - The Athletic

Dixon is just one pole behind all-time record holder Rick Mears in Indy 500 history.

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Six-time IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon won the pole for the 2022 Indianapolis 500, marking his fifth career pole for the legendary race. He averaged 234.046 mph for his four-lap run in qualifying, breaking the race's pole speed record.

Scott Brayton had held the record since 1996 with a mark of 233.718 mph. With his fifth career pole, Dixon is just one pole behind all-time record holder Rick Mears in Indy 500 history.

Dixon beat defending IndyCar Series champion Alex Palou to start first in next Sunday's race. Rinus VeeKay, Ed Carpenter and Marcus Ericsson round out the top five spots in the starting lineup.

Dixon, 41, won the 2008 Indy 500 from the pole position. He also started from the pole in 2015, 2017, and 2021, with his best finish in any of those races being fourth. Last year, he finished 17th.

The 106th running of the Indy 500 will be held next Sunday.

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