Giaffone Bumps Luyendyk

At lunchtime he was shopping with his wife. Less than five hours later, Felipe Giaffone took the final spot on the 2005 Indianapolis grid, bumping Arie Luyendyk Jr. from the 33-car field

Giaffone Bumps Luyendyk

Veteran IRL driver Giaffone signed with Foyt Enterprises just this afternoon, and in the final qualifying day recorded a four-lap average speed of 217.645 - over 2mph faster than Beck Motorsports' Luyendyk Jr.

"At 1:30 I was at Babies R' Us with my wife when I got the call, so I wasn't expecting it," Giaffone said when he showed up for Bump Day. "I have to run and see what happens."

He had little time to prepare, but it was enough to get him into next weekend's 89th event. Luyendyk Jr. tried to bump Giaffone, but with 213.957mph average speed, he was unsuccessful and was left out of the grid.

2004 IRL Champion Tony Kanaan will start the race from pole position. 1999 Indy 500 winner Kenny Brack, making a return to the series to replace injured Buddy Rice, recorded the fastest lap average of qualifying, but will start the race from 23rd.

The 89th Indianapolis 500 - Final Grid:

Pos Driver Chassis-Engine Speed Day ------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Tony Kanaan Dallara-Honda 227.566 Pole Day 2. Sam Hornish Jr Dallara-Toyota 227.273 Pole Day 3. Scott Sharp PanozHonda 227.126 Pole Day ------------------------------------------------------------- 4. Danica Patrick PanozHonda 227.004 Pole Day 5. Helio Castroneves Dallara-Toyota 226.927 Pole Day 6. Dario Franchitti Dallara-Honda 226.873 Pole Day ------------------------------------------------------------- 7. Vitor Meira PanozHonda 226.848 Pole Day 8. Kosuke Matsuura PanozHonda 226.397 Pole Day 9. Buddy Lazier Dallara-Chevrolet 226.353 Pole Day ------------------------------------------------------------- 10. Tomas Enge Dallara-Chevrolet 226.107 Pole Day 11. Tomas Scheckter Dallara-Chevrolet 226.031 Pole Day 12. Bruno Junqueira PanozHonda 225.704 Pole Day ------------------------------------------------------------- 13. Scott Dixon PanozToyota 225.215 Pole Day 14. Adrian Fernandez PanozHonda 225.120 Pole Day 15. Sebastien Bourdais PanozHonda 224.955 Pole Day ------------------------------------------------------------- 16. Dan Wheldon Dallara-Honda 224.308 Pole Day 17. Roger Yasukawa Dallara-Honda 224.131 Pole Day 18. Bryan Herta Dallara-Honda 223.972 Pole Day ------------------------------------------------------------- 19. Darren Manning PanozToyota 223.943 Pole Day 20. Richie Hearn PanozChevrolet 222.707 Pole Day 21. Jeff Bucknum Dallara-Honda 221.521 Pole Day ------------------------------------------------------------- 22. Alex Barron Dallara-Toyota 221.053 Pole Day 23. Kenny Brack PanozHonda 227.598 3rd Day 24. Ryan Briscoe PanozToyota 224.080 3rd Day ------------------------------------------------------------- 25. Patrick Carpentier Dallara-Toyota 222.803 3rd Day 26. Ed Carpenter Dallara-Toyota 221.439 3rd Day 27. Jaques Lazier PanozToyota 221.228 3rd Day ------------------------------------------------------------- 28. AJ Foyt IV Dallara-Toyota 220.442 3rd Day 29. Marty Roth Dallara-Chevrolet 219.497 3rd Day 30. Larry Foyt Dallara-Toyota 219.396 3rd Day ------------------------------------------------------------- 31. Jeff Ward Dallara-Toyota 218.714 3rd Day 32. Jimmy Kite Dallara-Toyota 218.565 3rd Day 33. Felipe Giaffone PanozToyota 217.645 Bump Day 
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