After spending one season with , rejoins for the. Several favorites struggled to find speed during the day, including 2016 winner , who slipped to 32nd after fighting an ill-handling car during his run. There has been a run on Rossi picks since he qualified third, as he was listed at +2900 before qualifying due to having finished no higher than fifth in any race since his unexpected win last Memorial Day weekend. Other part-time drivers include Conor Daly and Pippa Man, who will partake in the Indy 500 with Dale Coyne Racing in conjunction with other partnerships. The top nine qualifiers received points. The 21 drivers completed 1,820 laps without incident. Foyt Racing despite a solid effort in his first full-time ride, Daly fought and scrapped to secure sponsorship from the U.
It was the final season for as the series sponsor as well as being the final season that the series was broadcast by both and. Few drivers elected to pit during the caution, with Newgarden, DeMelo, and the only major takers. Carpenter cycled back to the lead ahead of Tony Kanaan and Josef Newgarden after pitstops. Rossi is starting in the 11th and final row, which might be a red flag about his chance of taking the checkered flag. Will Power assumed the front spot on Lap 109 and held it until he made his next stop on Lap 130. At double header races, the fastest qualifier of each qualifying group earns one championship point. Players are celebrating their teammates by jumping up, dancing, and doing other crazy things on the sidelines.
Bobby Rahal's son, Graham Rahal No. If his Indy 500 career is over, which it still very well may not be, what a great career it was, especially since it only consisted of five races. Driver Team Engine Speed 1 15 226. The race was won by Australian of. On April 13, 2018 it was announced that , Hollinger MotorSport, and would work in conjunction with to field a car for for the Indianapolis 500.
Carb Day—the traditional final day of practice, as well as the annual and , were held Friday May 25. In 2015, Montoya won the Indy 500 for the second time in only three attempts. Three drivers were schedule to take refresher tests: , , and. The rookie test consisted of three phases. The season marked the debut of a new universal , replacing the manufacturer-designed kits used from 2015—2017. The test was open to full-time IndyCar teams and drivers, and 21 drivers participated.
Patrick started the race seventh and ran inside the top 16 before getting loose and hitting the wall. Foyt Racing and three other entries. Further back, managed an excellent start, jumping up to sixth position from his tenth place starting spot. The bar has definitely been raised for 2019. After competing at for as a replacement for and at the for in 2017, will make his full-season début with , replacing. However, Castroneves will return for the with Team Penske for a one-off appearance. Racing once again resumed at lap 64, with Kanaan getting the jump on Carpenter and taking the lead into turn 1.
The bodywork is inspired by 's 1990s and 2000s livery. In the United States, the 2018 Indianapolis 500 was the least-watched edition of the race since the inception of live flag-to-flag coverage, with a 3. Neither Power nor any of the Team Penske drivers were impressive during qualifying, as teammates Helio Castroneves +1000 , Juan Pablo Montoya +1200 and Josef Newgarden +1500 are all starting well back in the field. For Moyer, it was Indy 500 win No. Power was suddenly promoted to first with only four laps left when both Wilson and Harvey dived into pit lane for fuel. The Carlin team is of British origin and formerly ran in IndyCar's junior series, Indy Lights.
It was the premier event of the. It was Patrick's first laps at Indianapolis in an Indy car since. He's got one victory to his name which he nabbed at Mid-Ohio in 2011 and will be looking for revamped success with his Chevrolet-powered machine in 2018. Air Force to field an extra entry for Dale Coyne Racing. Three days later, however, Fittipaldi withdrew after suffering injuries in a crash at Spa. Oriol Servia Qualified: 26th Oriol Servia is another of the returning Indianapolis 500 drivers, though last year.
On January 5, 2018, Juncos announced driver would contest the races in , , , and , with an entry at being confirmed later. Andretti also fields one of the most-liked drivers in the paddock in the No. Two front-runners lost their cars shortly thereafter. Moments later, Ed Jones went spinning and hit the wall hard going into the second turn. After being so close to winning the Indianapolis 500 in 2015, the Australian finally nabbed the win three years later. The opening session determined positions 10-33 on the starting grid, with drivers taking to the track in reverse order of their ranking from their Bump Day runs.