Carpenter not content with just being on Indy 500 pole again

Friday May 23rd, 2014
Ed Carpenter will start from the front at this year's Indianapolis 500, a race in which he finished 10th last year.
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The trophy that comes with it -- a clear plinth bearing a matching disk the size of a steering wheel -- has currency too, but more of the sentimental sort. Carpenter keeps the one he earned last year on display in the party room in his house, which he shares with his wife, Heather, and their three kids -- all under the age of six. At some point, ideally this Sunday, he'd love to put another Brickyard prize right next to it: a replica of the Borg-Warner Trophy. But to score that one, Carpenter would have to do more than just finish what he started, but where he started too.

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