Ed Carpenter
May 24

Indy 500 Preview: Wide-Open Field Ready To Battle For Glory

The 33-driver field for Sunday's Indianapolis 500 is stacked with talent from all aspects of racing. (Photo: Getty Images)

The 33-driver field for Sunday’s Indianapolis 500 is stacked with talent from all aspects of racing. (Photo: Getty Images)

It’s a wide-open field in Sunday’s 98th Indianapolis 500. So wide open, in fact, that it’s hard to see a clear-cut favorite in the field of 33 drivers that will celebrate at the end of the race in the most famous Victory Lane in all of racing.

It’s also a race loaded with storylines.

Tony Kanaan is the defending winner of the Indianapolis 500 and he starts way back in 16th place after struggling in qualifying with his Target/Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara/Chevrolet. But Kanaan’s confidence on race day will be high after he was the fastest driver in the final practice session known as Carb Day on Friday at the .

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May 18

IndyCar: Carpenter Wins Indy 500 Pole, Busch Qualifies 12th

Ed Carpenter will lead the field to green in the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

will lead the field to green in the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Ed Carpenter won the Indianapolis 500 pole for the second straight year, posting a four-lap average of 231.067 mph.

He was the last of the nine fastest qualifiers to hit the track Sunday at . He knocked off on the last lap to start first on the May 25 race.

Hinchcliffe starts second a week after his concussion in the Grand Prix of Indianapolis. joins them on the front row.

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May 17

IndyCar: Carpenter Grabs Top Seed In Indy 500′s Pole Shootout

Ed Carpenter was the fastest qualifier on Saturday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

was the fastest qualifier on Saturday at . (Photo: LAT Photographic)

When Ed Carpenter, and were pushed to the edge Saturday, each remained calm and came up with their best-qualifying runs of the day.

Now they have to do it again one more time Sunday.

The American, Colombian and Brazilian who have celebrated some of their biggest career moments at Indianapolis each made daring runs over the final 80 minutes Saturday to take the top three seeds heading into Sunday’s Indianapolis 500 shootout. Carpenter finished first with a four-lap qualifying average of 230.661 mph. Munoz was second at 230.460.

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Feb 18

IndyCar Media Day Kicks Off In Orlando

The IndyCar 2014 Season is just around the corner. (Photo: Getty Images)

The 2014 Season is just around the corner. (Photo: Getty Images)

Today IndyCar is hosting its annual preseason media day at the Amway Center in Orlando as preparations continue for the 2014 IndyCar Series season which kicks off March 30 with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.

We will keep you up to date with driver commentary about this exciting event. The following lists approximate times for driver press conferences through out the day:

Between 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. : ,
Between 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.: ,
Read more to see the full list of confirmed drivers…

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Nov 16

IndyCar: Carpenter To Share 2014 Ride With Conway

Mike Conway (pictured) will drive the road and street course races for Ed Carpenter Racing in 2014. (Photo: Getty Images)

(pictured) will drive the road and street course races for Racing in 2014. (Photo: Getty Images)

owner/driver Ed Carpenter said Friday that he will run a partial schedule in 2014, driving six oval races and turning all road/street courses over to Mike Conway.

Carpenter, who won the pole for the Indianapolis 500 in May, finished second in the IndyCar season finale at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., last month.

Conway won a Detroit street race in 2013 and won the Long Beach street race in 2011. The two drivers will split time in the No. 20 ECR Chevrolet/Dallara.

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