Indy native Ed Carpenter wins his 3rd pole for the Indianapolis 500

Indianapolis native and Butler Alum Ed Carpenter walked away Sunday with his 3rd Indianapolis 500 pole position.

Ed is the last remaining owner/driver in the Verizon IndyCar Series thrilled the Indianapolis Motor Speedway crowd by turning the only 230-mph lap of the weekend. He clocked a 230.088 on the first lap of his four-lap qualifying effort, which not only sent the IMS faithful into a frenzy but surprised himself, as well.

“That first lap blew my mind,”  said Carpenter, who clocked a 229.618 average over four laps. There was some noise “inside the car, too, because I don’t know that I was expecting to see that, either.

“It means everything to me to put us in a position like this for next week.”

 Since 2013, he has left IMS with a spot on the front row four times.

Indy 500 lineup

Number, Name, Team, Engine, Four Lap Average Speed

Row 1

20 Ed Carpenter, Ed Carpenter Racing, Chevrolet, 229.618

22 Simon Pagenaud, Team Penske, Chevrolet, 228.761

13 Will Power, Team Penske, Chevrolet, 228.607

Row 2

1 Josef Newgarden, Team Penske, Chevrolet, 228.405

18 Sebastien Bourdais, Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan, Honda, 228.142

21 Spencer Pigot, Ed Carpenter Racing, Chevrolet, 228.107

Row 3

13 Danica Patrick, Ed Carpenter Racing, Chevrolet, 228.090

3 Helio Castroneves, Team Penske, Chevrolet, 227.859

9 Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi, Honda, 227.262

Row 4

14 Tony Kanaan, A.J. Foyt Enterprises, Chevrolet, 227.664

4 Matheus Leist, A.J. Foyt Enterprises, Chevrolet, 227.571

98 Marco Andretti, Andretti Autosport, Honda, 227.288

Row 5

19 Zachary Claman De Melo, Dale Coyne Racing, Honda, 226.999

28 Ryan Hunter-Reay, Andretti Autosport, Honda, 226.788

23 Charlie Kimball, Carlin, Chevrolet, 226.657

Row 6

30 Takuma Sato, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, Honda, 226.557

32 Kyle Kaiser, Juncos Racing, Chevrolet, 226.398

6 Robert Wickens, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, Honda, 226.296

Row 7

33 James Davison, AJ Foyt w/Byrd/Hollinger/Balardi, Chevrolet, 226.255

59 Max Chilton, Carlin, Chevrolet, 226.212

29 Carlos Munoz, Andretti Autosport, Honda, 226.048

Row 8

88 Gabby Chaves, Harding Racing, Chevrolet, 226.007

25 Stefan Wilson, Andretti Autosport, Honda, 225.863

24 Sage Karam, Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, Chevrolet, 225.823

Row 9

26 Zach Veach, Andretti Autosport, Honda, 225.748

64 Oriol Servia, Scuderia Corsa w/Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, Honda, 225.699

66 JR Hildebrand, Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, Chevrolet, 225.418

Row 10

7 Jay Howard, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports/AFS Racing, Honda, 225.388

10 Ed Jones, Chip Ganassi Racing, Honda, 225.362

15 Graham Rahal, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, Honda,  225.327

Row 11

60 Jack Harvey, Meyer Shank Racing with Schmidt Peterson, Honda, 225.254

27 Alexander Rossi, Andretti Autosport, Honda, 224.935

17 Conor Daly, Dale Coyne dba Thom Burns Racing, Chevrolet, 224.429

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