Jordan King takes on the IndyCar Grand Prix
Date: 11 / 05 / 2018
Jordan King will return to action this weekend for the INDYCAR Grand Prix that marks Opening Weekend at the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course race, which winds through the infield and incorporates portions of the famed oval, will see Jordan representing Ed Carpenter Racing for the first race of an iconic month of racing activity.
King will race at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the first time in his career. As the new road and street course driver for the No. 20 Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet, King will compete in this weekend’s INDYCAR Grand Prix before team owner Ed Carpenter steps back into the No. 20 for his 15th Indianapolis 500. The IMS road course is the first track where King has completed a full day of testing prior to the race weekend.
Newcomer King immediately turned heads in his Indy car debut in March. He set the track record during qualifying for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg and went on to secure the fourth starting position. Within the first five laps of the event, King had raced to the front and taken the lead. King’s results have not yet matched his speed as a myriad of unfortunate circumstances have limited his finishing positions, including broken suspension later in the race in St. Petersburg, a brake malfunction in the Streets of Long Beach and heavy rains that interrupted the No. 20’s strategy at Barber Motorsports Park.
Ed Carpenter Racing has moved team operations from their Georgetown Road workshop to the garages of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the remainder of the month. The Indianapolis-based team has already spent ample time at their home track this year in preparation for the Month of May. Pigot and King participated in a one day open test on the 2.439-mile road course in late March while just last week, Pigot, Carpenter and Indianapolis 500 teammate Danica Patrick were part of a testing program that spanned three days.
On-track activity for the INDYCAR Grand Prix will take place over the course of two days. On Friday, May 11, all practice sessions and qualifications will be streamed live on indycar.com. The television broadcast of the INDYCAR Grand Prix will run from 3:30-6 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 12 on ABC.
Jordan King is hoping to translate his good pace from testing into a good result for the team this weekend.
“I feel confident going into the INDYCAR Grand Prix this weekend and there is definitely a bit of buzz around Indianapolis about it as well! This is the first circuit I have been able to spend a day testing at prior to the race weekend so I am sure that will help. We were really quick at the test and we are looking to continue where we left off with the Fuzzy’s Vodka car!”
INDYCAR Grand Prix Schedule (Eastern Time)
Friday, May 11
FP1: 09:15 – 10:00
FP2: 12:30 – 13:15
Qualifying: 16:30 – 15:45
Saturday, May 12
Race: 15:43 – 17:45