Carb Day was busy with the final Indy 500 practice with Simon Pagenaud setting fastest lap. The pit stop contest was won again by Helio Castroneves and Team Penske.
IZOD IndyCar Series teams also preparing for 98th Indianapolis 500 next May
Nancy Knapp Schilke
Earlier today, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports announced it has signed 2012 Firestone Indy Lights champion Tristan Vautier to drive a second full-time IZOD IndyCar Series entry in 2013.
Simon Pagenaud and Tristan Vautier advanced from the first round of knockout-style qualifying to fight their way to the Firestone Fast 6 in Round 2.
Simon Pagenaud believes focusing on tire management is crucial before race day in the Streets of Long Beach.
Vautier advanced to the Firestone Fast 6 at St. Pete; qualifies sixth in the Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Dallara Honda while Pagenaud in the Schmidt Hamilton HP Motorsports Honda Dallara will start the season opener in 19th.
Schmidt Peterson Motorsports drivers suffered numerous of incidents through the race
Ryan Hunter-Reay claims Verizon P1 Award.
Pagenaud is the sixth different winner in seven races this season (Hinchcliffe, Hunter-Reay, Sato, Kanaan, Conway, Pagenaud).
Chip Ganassi Racing’s Charlie Kimball played the role of “hare” to perfection Sunday at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
While encouraged by a top-10 finish, Simon Pagenaud is eager to push for more in qualifying to put himself in a better position for races.
Pagenaud to start 13th in the Honda Grand Prix of Alabama
Tristan Vautier and Simon Pagenaud will return to action in the IZOD IndyCar Series on August 4th for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio.
Simon Pagenaud and Schmidt Hamilton Motorsports leave Texas Motor Speedway 6th place in the IZOD IndyCar Series Championship with 194 points.