Indy 500 pole for Ed Carpenter, Hinchcliffe and Pippa are out
Ed Carpenter sets the fastest four-lap average during the Fast Nine round of the qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 and secures the pole position for the 102nd running of the greatest American race. It’s his third Indy 500 pole position in a career.
Danica Patrick (Ed Carpenter Racing) was the seventh-fastest qualifier for his last race in a career. She will share the third row with Helio Castroneves (Team Penske) and Scott Dixon (Chip Ganassi Racing).
Thirty-five drivers were on the entry list for the Indianapolis 500. That meant two of them wouldn’t be on the grid for the race on Sunday, May 27. During the Saturday’s Bump Day those two names came out.
Pippa Mann was the 34th fastest qualifier and she lost a place on the grid. The other victim was James Hinchcliffe, who was an Indy 500 pole winner two years ago. This time, he failed to post a time good enough to enter the race.