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Alex Tagliani surprise Pole Day winner

Updated: May 22, 2011, 1:33 PM ET
By John Oreovicz | ESPN.com

INDIANAPOLIS -- In terms of interesting storylines, Pole Day 2011 ranked among the best in the 100-year history of the Indianapolis 500.

There was a surprising pole winner. The most successful team in the history of the Indy 500 struggled, and the defending race champion ran out of fuel on a qualifying run. Four of Saturday's nine fastest qualifiers are part-time participants in the Izod IndyCar Series; meanwhile, a top team featuring the sport's most popular driver qualified ...

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