All 35 cars entered took laps during the day, completing 3,349 laps, the busiest single practice day in over a decade. The pit reporters were , , Katie Hargitt, and. Fans' excitement level grew as the last restart of the Indy 500 took place with only seven laps to go, and Stefan Wilson, the brother of , and Jack Harvey led the field. Over the course of its 53-year history, the team has also earned 18 Indianapolis 500 victories, two Daytona 500 Championships, a Formula 1 win and overall victories in the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring. However, with four laps to go, both Wilson and Harvey were forced to pit for fuel, as was Servià a lap later. With the field bunched back up again and drivers off-sequence pitting during the yellow, the running order ran Power, Carpenter, Pagenaud, , and Castroneves.Next
Defending race winner also went from 29th on Saturday to 16th on Sunday. Schmidt Peterson Motorsports had three entries for the Indianapolis 500, with two full-time teams No. Power retained his advantage over Carpenter, but now six off-sequence cars were ahead of him, with Servià leading the way over Wilson, Harvey and Dixon. The next lap, the lead switched back, as Carpenter made his way back around Kanaan into turn one to resume first place. We don't just tell incredible stories, we let you live the experience in fully immersive environments. Servià made three attempts, and finally made the field safely with about 35 minutes left in the day.Next
With a large lead, Power was able to cruise to victory, securing his first victory at the race and becoming the first Australian to take victory in the 500. On a restart on lap 194, , , and were all attempting to stretch their fuel to the finish, gambling on a late caution, and a possible surprise victory. Norman goes everywhere with Pagenaud and fiancee Hailey McDermott. Cool temperatures delayed the start of the test until the afternoon, and testing concluded at 6 p. Offseason changes included , which dropped down to two cars only and.
The race was won by Australian of. Ganassi's Ed Jones almost crashed on his qualifying run, as balance struggles meant he was loose in corner entry and understeering on exit, and was limited to 29th. This running order remained unchanged until pit stops came again around lap 90. Carb Day—the traditional final day of practice, as well as the annual and , were held Friday May 25. Racing once again resumed on lap 154 with Power once again opening up his lead. Late in the day, conducted an evaluation test with a windscreen, the first such test on a superspeedway. My fire and desire and want to win the championship is more than ever.Next
He understands the importance of keeping bump day alive, and the fact that 35 cars were vying for 33 spots shows the health of the sport. It was the premier event of the. Howard, Patrick, and Karam all passed their program before the session concluded. Previously, all 33 starters had received points on a higher scale. Practice for the Indianapolis 500 began on Tuesday May 15, and time trials was held May 19—20.Next
The other participants included , , , , , , and. About an hour later, the team returned, and Patrick was able to complete her refresher test. In the lead, Cianciarulo rode like a man possessed, jumping across ruts made by other riders to find his perfect line, feet off the pegs at times and flirting with disaster on every lap in search of his second win of the season. Further back, Rossi, who had started the race from the back row, made his way into the lead group with a daring outside pass through turn 1 and 2 to move him into third ahead of Pagenaud and Hunter-Reay. To begin the month of May, won the , his third win in the event.Next
Later on in the race, it was Ed Jones and Danica Patrick who retired from the race due to similar accidents on lap 58 and 68. Other notable drivers who have not yet landed confirmed rides in the 2018 Indy 500 include two-time Indy 500 champion Juan Pablo Montoya, Pippa Mann, Sage Karam, Sebastian Saavedra, Jack Harvey, Oriol Servia, Tristan Gommendy, Jay Howard, Buddy Lazier and James Davison. It was also 's 17th Indy 500 victory as a car owner. For the first time since , the cars in the Indy 500 had a roll hoop without an airbox. Rookie drivers and drivers requiring refresher tests were not permitted to participate on Monday. He crashed in the event and handed rival Dylan Ferrandis the race and season win.Next
On May 2, track activity continued with a private manufacturers test involving both Honda and Chevrolet. Ed Carpenter drives the oval races for Ed Carpenter Racing, and the Indy 500 is an oval race. Next, there are the part-time drivers and the Indy 500-only drivers. Combined, those are elements of the unknown going into the race that have drivers cautious. Racing resumed at lap 56, with Carpenter and Kanaan passing DeMelo almost as soon as the green flag waved. On lap 138, the fourth caution period of the day came, when lost control of his car coming off of turn 3 while running close behind.Next
Adam Cianciarulo taking the checkers at Thunder Valley. Castroneves is the slowest of the four, qualifying at 227. Racing resumed again at lap 162, with Power once again opening his lead over Carpenter. Share this article on Ed Carpenter seized pole position for the 2018 Indianapolis 500 as the only driver to hit the 230mph mark in qualifying, denying Penske a front row lockout. It was the first time Baker was not part of the crew in any on-air role since his first year in 1974.