Team Penske's dominance and Ryan Hunter-Reay's dramatic Indy 500 win have been early headlines in the Verizon IndyCar Series. Here's another storyline worth following: the rise of Ed Carpenter Racing, writes John Oreovicz.
Ed Carpenter scored his second straight Indy 500 pole Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. But perhaps the biggest winner over a ramped-up qualifying weekend was the speedway itself, writes John Oreovicz.
You certainly don't want to discount a thrilling victory for Mike Conway at Long Beach, but Sunday's race was bizarre at times. There were plenty of angry drivers when it was over, John Oreovicz writes.