Indy 500 Carb Day - Close
He had to lift a little bit in the last corner to not hit Sage Karam - probably the exact wrong time to lift, but no other option at that point.
Munoz is still focused on the Lights championship and advancing up to INDYCAR - he actually didn't seem too upset about losing that close of a race.
It did tighten up the championship, as the three cars in front of him were all championship contenders. He has a 27 point lead over Peter Dempsey, 28 point lead over Gabby Chaves, and a 29 point lead over Sage Karam. Jack Hawksworth, who came into the race in second, is now fifth and 35 points behind Munoz.
Both Gabby Chaves and Sage Karam thought they were in the right place on the last lap - Karam had been hoping to be in second place, while Chaves had been saving his tires for the last lap the entire time. Chaves was not lifting on the last lap as he made matters three-wide, and he probably thought he was fine until he saw Dempsey coming up in his mirrors.
Karam - in the middle - could feel his car moving back and forth from the wind off the other two cars. He tried downshifting to fifth unsuccessfully, then saw Dempsey in his mirrors and said "Oh my gosh, I'm going to get third".
Karam and Chaves live in the same apartment complex, so Sage joked their neighbors would be kept awake by the sound of each of them crying themselves to sleep. Both were still frustrated to come so close and to lose.