Ed Carpenter earns Indy 500 pole
INDIANAPOLIS -- Ed Carpenter knew he was capable of another fast run, and it earned him the pole for the Indianapolis 500.
The Indianapolis native bested IndyCar racing's big-name teams by claiming his first 500 pole Saturday during the "Fast Nine" qualifying session at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Carpenter's four-lap average of 228.762 mph in the No. 20 Chevrolet held off such marquee outfits as Team Penske and Andretti Autosport, who combined to claim the next eight spots.
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