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Indy 500 Qualifying 2014: Dates, Start Times and Format Rules for Pole Battle

Much like NASCAR made drastic changes to its qualifying process, the Indianapolis 500 rules will be completely different this year. Since 1939, the Indy 500 has involved four-lap qualifying runs and introduced The Fast Nine Shootout in 2010 to change things up. In an attempt to rekindle fan support leading up to the pivotal race, IndyCar restructured the format to make the event more enticing. Three rounds of qualifying will take place over two days, with the final winner gaining the coveted spot on the front row. The event will start on Saturday at 4 p.m. and take place yet again on Sunday at 1 p.m., with the final event being on what IndyCar calls Pole Day. As qualifying nears for the historic race, here's a look at the full schedule for ...

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