Snap-on drivers qualify first and second for Indy 500

Posted on May 20, 2009

To say Saturday went well for the Snap-on drivers at Indy 500 qualifications would be an understatement. Helio Castroneves, driving for the Penske team, captured the Indy 500 pole for the third time in his career while his teammate Ryan Briscoe will line up second to start the 93rd running of the Indy 500 on May 24 in Indianapolis.

“What a tremendous Saturday for the Snap-on drivers at Indy,” said Alicia Smales, vice president of marketing for Snap-on Tools. “Snap-on has been a sponsor of the Penske race team for over a quarter of a century because Snap-on, Roger Penske and his teams are committed to excellence. This is evidenced by Helio and Ryan’s dominant performance during qualifying. The only thing better than a one-two start to the race would be a one-two-three finish. We are thrilled for the entire Penske team and can’t wait for race day.”

Besides the front row starting position for Castroneves and Briscoe, the third Snap-on sponsored Penske driver, Will Power, qualified ninth for the race and will start from the outside position in the third row. The Indy 500 will be televised nationally on ABC starting at noon EDT on Sunday, May 24.

Related Topics: Indianapolis, Indy 500, Snap-on

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