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By Aaron Bearden, Open Wheel Editor Helio Castroneves entered Sunday’s 102nd Indianapolis 500 knowing it could potentially be his final Verizon IndyCar Series start After exiting early following a Lap 146 crash, the three-time winner prays it’s anything but it. “Please Roger (Penske), can I come back?” Castroneves told ABC’s broadcast shortly after his incident. Castroneves is one of Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s most decorated drivers, sitting one win behind the all-time mark for Indy 500 victories with three triumphs (2001, ’02, ’09) in ‘The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.’ For the past nineRead More
By Josh Farmer, Contributing Journalist INDIANAPOLIS—A win in the 102nd Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil completes Will Power’s bucket list, but he’s not done yet. Three years after finishing second at Indy to Juan Pablo Montoya in 2015, Power soldiered through a 500-mile race filled with restarts, cautions and an eight-lap shoot with a threesome of cars trying to stretch their fuel mileage. Stefan Wilson and Jack Harvey blasted to the lead while Power tried to fight off pole-sitter Ed Carpenter, who led a race-high 65 laps. “I knewRead More
By Josh Farmer, Contributing Journalist Ed Carpenter was disappointed, but optimistic after securing a second-place finish in the 102nd Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. The 37-year-old Hoosier led a race-high 65 laps but ultimately came up 3.15 seconds shy of Team Penske’s Will Power when the checkered flag flew. The result was bittersweet, but a few worth celebrating. “At the end of the day we had a chance to go fight one of the best teams and drivers for the 500,” he said. “It’s something I’m proud of.Read More
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By Josh Farmer, Contributing Writer Ed Carpenter is setting very pretty heading into the 102nd Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. On Sunday, the 37-year-old from Indianapolis, Indiana claimed his third Indy 500 pole with a four-lap average of 229.618 mph. The 2018 universal aero kit proved in practice that it would produce a vastly different race compared to the last few years. The cars at the front of the pack should are able to race, but the deeper in dirty air the cars are, the harder it is toRead More