Matheus Leist Dominates Friday’s Freedom 100

INDIANAPOLIS – It wasn’t the close finish that we’ve been accustomed to seeing in the annual Freedom 100 Indy Lights Series race, but it was still a thrilling one. Pole sitter Matheus Leist won his first career Indy Lights race on Friday, dominating the race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Leist, 19, led flag to flag, 40 total laps led overall, en route to his second straight podium finish. 

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Matheus Leist Earns Freedom 100 Pole in Indy

INDIANAPOLIS – Rookie Matheus Leist has never raced on an oval before, but that didn’t faze him on Thursday afternoon from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, as the Carlin Racing driver will start from the pole in Friday’s Freedom 100 (12:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network). Leist, 18, posted record breaking laps, as the Brazilian set new standards for both the two-lap qualifying average (199.198 mph) and the fastest Indy Lights single-car lap set during qualifying (199.268 mph) for the Carlin team following a lengthy delay due to rain.

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