Double-header dual in Detroit for King
Date: 31 / 05 / 2018
After being at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to support his Ed Carpenter Racing teammates in the Indy 500, King will climb back into the No. 20 this weekend for the Dual in Detroit that features two races in an action-packed double-header weekend.
Jordan King heads to Detroit looking to build on his thoroughly impressive start to life in the Verizon IndyCar Series. Jordan King’s most recent race at the INDYCAR Grand Prix, saw the 24-year old put together another fantastic qualifying performance.
Despite having only one chance at a fast lap in the first round of qualifying due to a brake issue, King not only advanced to Round 2 but reached the Firestone Fast 6, his second appearance in only four Indy car starts. However, a top result was not meant to be after an unavoidable Lap 1 incident. Repairs to the car had King on his own lap for the remaining 84 laps of the race and he was unable to regain any positions.
Looking ahead to Detroit this weekend, collectively referred to as the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear, the featured events will be the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit IndyCar doubleheader. The 2.34-mile, 13-turn street circuit on Belle Isle will come with a unique set of challenge for Jordan and the team. Jordan must compete in two full-distance, points-paying races in two days with the green flags for each race falling exactly 24 hours apart.
The black and white No. 20 of King will feature red accents this weekend as Ed Carpenter Racing welcomes Allegiant International as the primary partner for the Detroit doubleheader. Allegiant International is a professional services network that offers the capabilities of a top multinational advisory and consultancy firm, the tactical resources of a best-in-class speciality service enterprise, and the efficiency advantages of a business process outsourcing partner. Allegiant is headquartered in Indianapolis and has more than 750 professionals working globally.
Jordan is feeling excited about the new challenge of two full-races in two days.
“It’s going to be a very tough weekend physically and mentally as it’s a doubleheader. This will be the first time I have raced a full race distance twice over the course of a weekend, so that is something new I need to prepare for and get my head around. Obviously, all of the circuits I am going to this year are new, but I have driven Detroit on the simulator so hopefully, I can get up to speed quite quickly. There’s always been a bit of a steep learning curve going into a weekend, but overall, it’s been quite good. I am looking forward to another challenge!”