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Ed Carpenter, Danica Patrick

Carpenter takes top starting spot at Indy 500 for 3rd time

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ed Carpenter and Danica Patrick got exactly what they needed in qualifying Sunday.

Now comes the hard part: Finding a way to victory lane next weekend.

After crashing Roger Penske's front-row party by claiming his third Indianapolis 500 pole-winning run and watching his teammate, Patrick, qualify seventh for the final start of her career, Carpenter quickly turned his attention to hosting a bigger family celebration at the track his stepfather's family owns.

Standings: 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

As of: May. 21
RankDriverPointsPV Rank
1Kyle Busch5031
2Joey Logano4912
3Kevin Harvick4843
4Brad Keselowski3964
5Kurt Busch3935
6Clint Bowyer3866
7Denny Hamlin3807
8Martin Truex Jr3768
9Ryan Blaney3659
10Aric Almirola34210
11Kyle Larson33611
12Jimmie Johnson28612

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