Ed Carpenter Racing’s Jordan King in the No.20 Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet endured a disappointing IndyCar Grand Prix on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course on Saturday.
The Englishman secured his best every Verizon IndyCar Series start with a fifth place grid slot however he was caught up in a first corner incident which caused an earlier end to his race.
King was classified in 24th place and the end of the race and speaking following the event he commented by saying:
Unfortunately, we got caught up in someone else’s accident. There really was not anywhere for me to go. Wrong place, wrong time, which put an end to our race, really. The pace was good as it has been for the last four races. It all comes together eventually, this is just one of those days that is a bit annoying at the moment.
Spencer Pigot in the No.21 Preferred Freezer Services Chevrolet started the race from ninth place and went on to finish the event in 15th place and speaking following the race he commented by saying:
It was a tough start to the race, I arrived at the chicane pretty much side to side with Takuma (Sato) and at that point, there wasn’t much space. I tried to miss the curbing, but obviously didn’t and got airborne then spun. It didn’t help our race right there, it kind of ruined it with that incident. After that, we went a lap down and just tried to stay close to the leader so that if there was a yellow, we could take advantage of it and get a lap back. That happened towards the end, and we were able to pass a few guys in the last restart to move up a little bit. Overall, frustrating day, it felt like we had a pretty good pace. The guys did a great job in pit lane and the engineers gave me a good car. Hopefully, we can get the Preferred Freezer car up front for the 500 and move on after this.
Ed Carpenter Racing will now switch their focus to the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil with team owner Ed Carpenter returning to the cock-pit of the No.20 Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet alongside Spencer Pigot in the No.21 Preferred Freezer Services Chevrolet while Danica Patrick returns to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the No.13 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet.
Practice for the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil begins on Tuesday.