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Indy 500 Qualifying 2012: Ryan Briscoe Pole Win Doesn’t Mean Race Win

Ryan Briscoe was the shocking winner of the 2012 Indy 500 qualifying, posting a four-lap average of 226.484 mph. In the closest qualifying in Indy 500 history, Briscoe edged James Hinchcliffe by .0023 seconds in the 10-mile qualification run to claim the first Indy pole victory of his career.Hinchcliffe had this to say about his narrow loss, per the AP:"It's a gust of wind, it's a shadow over a part of the track," Hinchcliffe said, before holding up his name card and explaining that was the distance. "I'm going to lose a little bit of sleep at how small the margin was to Ryan."He shouldn't worry though, as Briscoe's pole win will not result in a victory at the actual race next Sunday. Briscoe has won just six races in his eight-year ca...

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