Ed Carpenter has become the 33rd driver to qualify for the Indianapolis 500, assuring race officials they will have a full field for the May 27 race.
Minutes later, Charlie Kimball became the fourth driver to crash on the 2.5-mile oval in two days.
When Kimball’s car got below the white line going through the first turn on the hot, slick track, the back end of the car spun and took Kimball into the outside wall. The car bounced off, then slid down the track and rolled to a stop on the inside of the first turn.
Kimball climbed out and did not appear to be seriously hurt.
Three drivers – Carpenter, Bryan Clauson and Oriol Servia – crashed during Saturday’s qualifying. All three made the starting grid Sunday.