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By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS – Drama, excitement, surprises, tears. First-day qualifying for the 103rd Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge had it all. But then, that’s become the norm for qualifying at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Following’s Saturday’s intense action on the hallowed 2.5-mile superspeedway oval, the fastest 30 qualifiers are locked into the field for the race on Sunday, May 26. The top nine advance Sunday to a shootout for the pole position. Second-day qualifying also features the Last Row Shootout that will include a pair of high-profile drivers who couldn’t findRead More

Posted On May 18, 2019By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Indianapolis 500 Qualifying Updates

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer Qualifying for the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 begins shortly. Positions 1-30 are locked in today, 36 cars going for 33 spots. Scroll down for later attempts, this is being updated as each car completes an attempt. First up is Conor Daly in the No. 25 Andretti Autosport Honda. Lap 1: 228.839 mph Lap 2: 228.192 mph Lap 3: 227.687 mph Lap 4: 227.419 mph Average: 227.921 mph-Provisional Pole Spencer Pigot in the No. 21 Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet Lap 1: 230.800 mph Lap 2:Read More
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By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS – Simon Pagenaud overcame the elements and the competition to win the INDYCAR Grand Prix in thrilling fashion. Pagenaud passed five-time NTT IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon for the lead on the next-to-last lap on a rain-soaked Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course and pulled away to collect the 12th victory of his Indy car career and first in a 23-race span. Three of those wins have come in the INDYCAR Grand Prix. “What a way to start May!” said Pagenaud, who won by 2.0469 seconds. “The carRead More

Posted On March 3, 2019By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

2019 IndyCar Preview: Spencer Pigot

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the NTT IndyCar Series season for the full-time drivers in the series leading into the 2019 season opener at St. Petersburg on March 10. Age: 25 Team: Ed Carpenter Racing Years in IndyCar: Three Career Wins: 0 Career Podiums: One Coming off of his first full season of NTT IndyCar Series competition, Spencer Pigot will be looking to build off of a stronger final half of 2018 to start 2019. In the last eight races of 2018, the 2015 Indy Lights presented by CooperRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer After spending the 2018 IndyCar season racing on the road/street courses for Ed Carpenter Racing, Jordan King will attempt to make his oval debut in 2019. Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing announced King will enter the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 in a third entry for the team alongside Graham Rahal and Takuma Sato. King impressed on his debut in 2018. The Englishman set a new track record at St. Petersburg on his first weekend in INDYCAR competition and led 11 laps last year. His bestRead More
By Josh Farmer, Contributing Journalist Fuzzy’s Vodka has concluded their long-standing relationship with Ed Carpenter Racing to explore marketing ventures outside of motorsport. The pair joined forces in 2010, when Ed Carpenter carried Fuzzy’s colors for four races, including the Indianapolis 500, driving for Panther Racing. He claimed a pole for the effort at Kentucky that September. Both sides stepped up to a full-time effort in 2012 as the Indianapolis native formed his own team and scored the brand’s first victory at the season finale at Auto Club Speedway that year.Read More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer Ed Jones has found a new home for the 2019 IndyCar season courtesy of a partnership with Scuderia Corsa and Ed Carpenter Racing. The 2016 Indy Lights champion will race the No. 20 Ed Carpenter Racing Scuderia Corsa Chevrolet on the road and street courses while the eponymous team owner will race the same car on the ovals. Jones will race in the Indianapolis 500 in the No. 64 car prepared in a joint effort. “Joining Ed Carpenter Racing and Scuderia Corsa for the 2019 IndyCarRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Despite doing a test run at Charlotte Motor Speedway Tuesday, Leavine Family Racing announced Wednesday that Kasey Kahne isn’t cleared to compete in Sunday’s Gander Outdoors 400 at Dover International Speedway in Delaware. Like the past four races, Regan Smith will continue to fill in behind the wheel of the No. 95 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 as Kahne is still recovering from extreme heat exhaustion diagnosed after the Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Sept. 2. Kahne did a two-hour private medical test session at the 1.5-mile oval,Read More
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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer SONOMA, California — In attempt of keeping continuity at Ed Carpenter Racing, the owner-driver confirmed at Friday’s press conference at Sonoma Raceway that Spencer Pigot will retain his ride in the No. 21 Chevrolet for 2019, and debunked rumors by announcing that he’ll run on all five ovals on the IndyCar Series schedule. After spending the past two seasons sharing a ride with Carpenter, the former Indy Lights champion will wrap up first full-season Sunday, looking to continue has his second-half stride stride. Among his seasonRead More
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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer PORTLAND, Oregon — Spencer Pigot represented the Chevrolet camp, bringing home fourth in Sunday’s Portland Grand Prix at Portland International Raceway in Oregon for his second career top-five finish. Coming from the 17th starting position, he survived the drama on Lap 1 and put himself in an excellent position of scoring his first ever top-five on a road course. He entered with his previous best taking place at Mid-Ohio in 2016 when he finished seventh. After hanging onto critical track position on the final restart onRead More