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An Andretti wins first Indy 500 pole for family in 33 years

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Posted at 3:01 PM, Aug 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-16 15:01:39-04

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Marco Andretti has won the pole for the Indianapolis 500 in a lightning-fast first step toward snapping the infamous "Andretti Curse" at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Andretti logged a four-lap average of 231.068 mph in Sunday qualifying.

An Andretti will now lead the field to green for the first time in 33 years. Mario Andretti won his third and final pole for the Indy 500 in 1987, when grandson Marco was an infant.

Scott Dixon and Takuma Sato will complete the front row for the Aug. 23 race.