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Hometown hero Ed Carpenter wins the pole for the 102nd Indy 500

This will be his third time starting at the pole
Posted: 5:44 PM, May 20, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-20 18:43:17-04
Indy native Ed Carpenter wins Indy 500 pole
Indy native Ed Carpenter wins Indy 500 pole

INDIANAPOLIS -- Hoosier Ed Carpenter will start in the pole position at the pole for the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500. 

It will be Carpenter's third time starting at the pole after he blew past three Penske drivers on the second-to-last run in qualifying to claim the coveted Indy 500 pole. 

Danica Patrick qualified 7th for the final race of her career, which is also her first IndyCar start since 2011. 

The Fast 9 set will be:

  1. Ed Carpenter: 229.618
  2. Simon Pagenaud: 228.761
  3. Will Power: 228.607
  4. Josef Newgarden: 228.405
  5. Sebastien Bourdais: 228.142
  6. Spencer Pigot: 228.107
  7. Danica Patrick: 228.090
  8. Helio Castroneves: 227.859
  9. Scott Dixon: 227.262

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The rest of the field is also set with spots Tony Kanaan leading the back half at 10th. 

  • Tony Kanaan: 227.664
  • Matheus Leist: 227.571
  • Marco Andretti: 227.288
  • Zachary Claman De Melo: 226.485
  • Ryan Hunter-Reay: 226.788
  • Charlie Kimball: 226.657
  • Takuma Sato: 226.557
  • Kyle Kaiser: 226.398
  • Robert Wickens: 226.296
  • James Davison: 226.255
  • Max Chilton: 226.212
  • Carlos Munoz: 226.048
  • Gabby Chaves: 226.007
  • Stefan Wilson: 225.863
  • Sage Karam: 225.823
  • Zach Veach: 225.748
  • Oriol Servia: 225.699
  • JR Hildebrand: 225.418
  • Jay Howard: 225.388
  • Ed Jones: 225.362
  • Graham Rahal: 225.327
  • Jack Harvey: 225.254
  • Alexander Rossi: 224.935
  • Conor Daly: 224.429

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Both James Hinchcliffe and Pippa Mann were bumped from the race during Bump Day qualifying on Saturday. It remains unclear if either of them will find a way to make it into the Indy 500 race next weekend but IndyCar has said they do not plan to expand the field to allow the two to race. 

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