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Wickens qualifies for Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS – Robert Wickens of Guelph has qualified for his first Indianapolis 500.

Wickens had the 20th-fastest qualifying time Saturday with a four-lap average speed of 225.955 mph while three-time Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves had the fastest qualifying time as he averaged 228.919 mph.

All 33 qualifiers will get another qualifying session Sunday to decide their actual starting position. However, the only drives eligible to start on the pole will be the ones who had one of the top nine qualifying times Saturday.

The Indy 500 is to go next Sunday.

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