Andretti Autosport "Night Before the 500" Race Notes
 May 26, 2013| 
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Matthew Brabham, No. 83

American Matthew Brabham clinched his fourth victory of the season after starting from the pole position for the 75-lap race and is now the current race lap record holder at Lucas Oil Raceway with a lap time of 20.174 seconds . The current series championship points leader will be introduced at Indianapolis Motor Speedway later this morning in front of a crowd expected to be around 400,000 people.

"Just a fantastic race. I mean, the guys at Andretti...I can't describe the job they're doing. It's just been absolutely fantastic so hopefully we can keep it up. I just can't describe the feeling. So thankful for MAZDA, our team and looking forward to our next race in Milwaukee."

Shelby Blackstock, No. 28 Starstruck

Blackstock's third-place finish marks the American's fourth podium of the season. The 23-y ear-old currently sits third in the series championship points standings.

"Today was definitely an interesting race with the rain and all the tough conditions. You could definitely tell Matt (Brabham) had a very strong car today and nobody really had anything for him. But, we kept our position and made a good podium in the end. I'm happy to take the points home and really looking forward to Milwaukee."

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