Post by Spiteful Crow on May 12, 2019 6:23:02 GMT -5
Simon Pagenaud had a fantastic race to win the IndyCar Grand Prix under wet conditions. Rounding out the top five were Scott Dixon, Jack Harvey, Matheus Leist, and Spencer Pigot. Lot of passing up front and through out the field, an unlikely group of drivers contending at the end, and some excellent strategy calls made this an awesome race.
The top 9 going for the pole tomorrow (unless if it's rained out, in which case they will be set by today's speeds) 1. #21 Spencer Pigot 2. #12 Will Power 3. #22 Simon Pagenaud 4. #2 Josef Newgarden 5. #88 Colton Herta 6. #63 Ed Jones 7. #20 Ed Carpenter 8. #27 Alexander Rossi 9. #18 Sebastien Bourdais
Rows 4 through 10 are set: Row 4: #98 Marco Andretti, #25 Conor Daly, #3 Helio Castroneves Row 5: #7 Marcus Ericsson, #30 Takuma Sato, #33 James Davison Row 6: #14 Tony Kanaan, #15 Graham Rahal, #9 Scott Dixon Row 7: #77 Oriol Servia, #23 Charlie Kimball, #48 J.R. Hildebrand Row 8: #28 Ryan Hunter-Reay, #19 Santino Ferrucci, #4 Matheus Leist Row 9: #60 Jack Harvey, #42 Jordan King, #81 Ben Hanley Row 10: #26 Zach Veach, #10 Felix Rosenqvist, #39 Pippa Mann
The six drivers going for the final 3 spots tomorrow: #66 Fernando Alonso #5 James Hinchcliffe #24 Sage Karam #31 Patricio O'Ward #59 Max Chilton #32 Kyle Kaiser
Post by Spiteful Crow on May 18, 2019 21:28:55 GMT -5
If Ed Carpenter Racing could get their shit together all year long they would be a heavy hitter in IndyCar. All three of their drivers in the first three rows, with one of them sitting as the fastest so far. Besides the three ECR cars, there's three Penskes, one Harding-Steinbrenner, one Andretti, and one Coyne. Surprised to see Hinch struggle a second year in a row to make the field. And it's great to see DragonSpeed make it with Hanley, feel like a lot of people wrote them off as a bump candidate from the beginning.
Post by Spiteful Crow on May 19, 2019 19:23:09 GMT -5
Indianapolis 500 last row qualifiers are Sage Karam, James Hinchcliffe, and Kyle Kaiser! Alonso is out, as are Max Chilton and Pato O'Ward. Huge effort from Juncos Racing and Kaiser to make it in, and loved the emotion from Karam when he realized he would make the field, on the verge of tears the entire interview.
Simon Pagenaud takes pole position, with Ed Carpenter and Spencer Pigot joining him on the front row.
Row 1: Inside - #22 Simon Pagenaud / Team Penske / Chevrolet / 229.992 mph Middle - #20 Ed Carpenter / Ed Carpenter Racing / Chevrolet / 229.889 mph Outside - #21 Spencer Pigot / Ed Carpenter Racing / Chevrolet / 229.826 mph
Row 2: Inside - #63 Ed Jones / Ed Carpenter Racing / Chevrolet / 229.646 mph Middle - #88 Colton Herta / Harding Steinbrenner Racing / Honda / 229.086 mph Outside - #12 Will Power / Team Penske / Chevrolet / 228.645 mph
Row 3: Inside - #18 Sébastien Bourdais / Dale Coyne Racing w/Vasser-Sullivan / Honda / 228.621 mph Middle - #2 Josef Newgarden / Team Penske / Chevrolet / 228.396 mph Outside - #27 Alexander Rossi / Andretti Autosport / Honda / 228.247 mph