Young Americans waste no time qualifying for Indy

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By MICHAEL MAROT, Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two young American drivers who had a rough night Saturday, made qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 look easy Sunday.

One day after getting bumped from the top 24 starting spots for the Indianapolis 500, Josef Newgarden and Graham Rahal posted the two fastest times on the second and final day of qualifying at the historic 2.5-mile oval.

Newgarden will start 25th, the inside of the ninth row, after posting a four-lap average of 225.731 mph. Rahal will be next to him after going 225.007.

The first nine drivers out on the track Sunday all qualified for the race, assuring race organizers of a full 33-car field. The only one left out of the race Mexico's Michel Jourdain Jr., who did not make a qualifying attempt Sunday.

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