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2018 Point Standings
After IndyCar GP
Rank Driver Points

1 Josef Newgarden 178
2 Alexander Rossi 176
3 Sebastien Bourdais 152
4 Scott Dixon 147
5 James Hinchcliffe 144
6 Graham Rahal 142
7 Will Power 135
8 Robert Wickens 133
9 Ryan Hunter-Reay 125
10 Marco Andretti 105
11 Tony Kanaan 95
12 Simon Pagenaud 90
13 Takuma Sato 90
14 Ed Jones 87
15 Zach Veach 84
16 Spencer Pigot 76
17 Gabby Chaves 68
18 Charlie Kimball 60
19 Matheus Leist 60
20 Max Chilton 58
21 Zachary De Melo 49
22 Jordan King 44
23 Kyle Kaiser 35
24 Helio Castroneves 28
25 Ed Carpenter 26
26 Jack Harvey 25
27 Rene Binder 22
28 Pietro Fittipaldi 7

Rookie of Year Standings
1. Robert Wickens 133
2. Zach Veach 84
3. Matheus Leist 60
4. Zachary De Melo 49
5. Jordan King 44
6. Jack Harvey 25
7. Kyle Kaiser 23
8. Rene Binder 22
9. Pietro Fittipaldi 7

Manufacturer Standings
1. Honda 338
2. Chevy 271

Latest IndyCar News and Commentary

Herta outduels O'Ward to win Freedom 100
  by Brian Carroccio
Colton Herta drove the No. 98 Andretti Steinbrenner Racing Curb Mazda entry to victory in today's Freedom 100 edging teammate Patricio O'Ward by 0.02 seconds. Dalton Kellett completed an Andretti Autosport sweep of the top-3 with Belardi Racing's Santi Urrutia and Ryan Norman rounding out the top-5. 

IMSA drivers Indy 500 predictions
  Who will drink the milk on Sunday
Heading into Sunday’s 102nd Indianapolis 500, we asked IMSA drivers to submit their predictions on who would drink the milk in victory lane at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday afternoon. And if there’s one thing we learned, it’s that IMSA drivers are incredibly loyal to their teammates. So, without further ado, here are their somewhat “predictable” predictions:
Indy 500 qualifying postscript
  by Brian Carroccio
Well, that was quite the qualifying weekend for 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500. I think you all know what happened, so I’m going to get right into it. We’ll start with what was by far the biggest story of the weekend. When Hulman & Co. CEO Mark Miles reworked the qualifying format four years ago to accommodate ABC, he most certainly was hoping for the drama he got this past Saturday. “I thought it was a great day,” said Miles.  “The fans got a lot and ABC got a lot. But in a couple weeks, after all this has died down, I think we’ll sit down and talk about it.”
ABCs 54th Indy 500 Bringing History to a close
  ESPN’s Production Includes Record 110 Cameras, ESPN App Second-Screen Experience
A Memorial Day weekend tradition that dates back to 1965 will come to an end Sunday, May 27, as ABC’s 54th telecast of the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race brings a five-decade long streak to a close, leaving behind a legacy of innovation and history. The telecast of the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing” begins with a pre-race show at 11 a.m. ET and then polesitter Ed Carpenter will lead the field of 33 to the green flag at 12:19 p.m. 
Two Boys, a Train and the Making of a Race Fan
  by Stephen Cox
Here's a short story to help you enjoy this year's 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500. In the spring of 1922, Alton Hartley was a college student at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. He and a friend decided they wanted to attend the 10th International 500 Mile Sweepstakes, as the Indy 500 race was then known, on Tuesday, May 30th.
Indy 500 Front Row Starters Press Conference
  Three Fastest Drivers
1st - Ed Carpenter (Chevy)
2nd - Simon Pagenaud (Chevy)
3rd - Will Power (Chevy)


Ed Carpenter wins pole for Indy 500
  by Tim Wohlford
David slayed Goliath in qualifying for the 102nd Indy 500 when Ed Carpenter turned the only qualifying lap over 230 mph and averaged 229.618 mph to defeat the mighty Penske team and take pole position for the third time in his career. Penske's Simon Pagenaud will start in the middle of the first row and Will Power in the 2nd Penske Chevy on the outside. The biggest surprise was Alexander Rossi who will start next to last after a poor qualifying run.
A Mayor's Fate
  by Tim Wohlford
IndyCar officials are scratching their head -- what to do when a Mayor gets Bumped?  In the old days, if he bought a ride in the show, he'd go to the back.  Now?  Anyone know?
James Davison Gambles in Qualifying
  by Lucille Dust
The driver on the bubble at the end of Day one qualifying  Saturday is James Davison.  Driving for Foyt with Bryd/Hollinger/Belardi, Davison is no stranger to Indianapolis.  This will be the 4th Indy 500 for the 31 year old Australian driver to compete in.  Not a full season Indy driver, Davison had quite an eventful 24 hours leading up to the end of qualifying.  
Indy 500 Bump Day Press Conference
  Chevy locks out Honda
1st - Helio Castroneves (Chevy)
2nd - Ed Carpenter (Chevy)
3rd - Simon Pagenaud (Chevy)
9th - Danica Patrick (Chevy)
33rd - James Davison (Chevy)
Bump Day -- Sucks
  by Tim Wohlford

Normally we think of Vinko Bogataj flying off of that ski jump on "Wide World of Sports" when we think of "Agony of Defeat".  But short of the death of a driver, I can't think of a more emotional, moribund, morbid press conference than one when a driver come to talk about being bumped out of the Indy 500. I recall the 2011 press conference with Marco Andretti after he bumped his way into the show...


Hinch is Out! 2018 Indy 500 Qualifications...
  by Tim Wohlford
Chevy powered dominated the first Day of qualifying for the Indy 500 but the big story was a glitch. The gun went off at 5:50-- And the team thought it went off at 6:00 like ever other year for last Century... but it means that James Hinchcliffe didn't get a last attempt to make the 2018 Indy 500.  Hinch, and Pippa Mann, will watch the show from the comfort of a couch.  MORE TO FOLLOW......

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