Carpenter Earns Indy Pole


Ed Carpenter ruined Team Penske’s Indianapolis 500 pole-position party.

Carpenter blew past three Penske drivers on the second-to-last run in qualifying to claim his third pole at the Brickyard with a four-lap average of 229.618 mph. Penske’s Simon Pagenaud was second at 228.761.

Carpenter was the only driver to top 230 on any lap and the only one to top 229 on all four.

Danica Patrick qualified seventh for her first IndyCar start since 2011. Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves will chase a record-tying victory from the middle of Row 3.

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