Video: Geoffrey Esper Beats Joey Chestnut at 2018 Ice Cream Eating Championship

Geoffrey Esper, currently ranked fourth in Major League Eating, won the second Prairie Farms World Ice Cream Eating Championship on Sunday, August 5, 2018, at the Indiana State Fair by eating 15.5 pints of ice cream in 6 minutes. Joey Chestnut came in second with 14.5 pints of ice cream.

Miki Sudo still holds the world record by eating 16.5 pints of ice cream in six minutes, which was set last year.

2018 Ice Cream Eating Championship Results

1 Geoffrey Esper 15.5 pints in 6 min
2 Joey Chestnut 14.5
3 Juan Rodriguez 12
4 Dud Lite Dudzinski and Derek Jacobs 11.5
6 Adrian Morgan 11.25
7 Gideon Oji and Matt Hazzard 11
9 Matthews Raible and Cohen 7.25
11 Meliss Klabel 5.5

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Llama Costume Contest & Parade at the 2018 Indiana State Fair

Check out the 2018 Llama Costume Contest & Parade at the Indiana State Fair!

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Gen Con 2018 Costume Parade & Cosplay

Gen Con 2018 Costume Parade & Cosplay.

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What Do You Meme? Demo at Gen Con 2018

What Do You Meme? Demo at Gen Con 2018

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Gen Con 2018 Day 1 Walkabout

Enjoy a quick Gen Con 2018 Day 1 walkabout recap.

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2018 Indiana State Fair Circus Preview

Enjoy a preview of the circus at the 2018 Indiana State Fair.


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Gen Con 2018 Kickoff!

Gen Con 2018 preview & kickoff in Indianapolis! GAME ON!

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Bachelor Host Slams Indy ABC Network, Gets Roasted By Indy 500 Fans

Chris Harrison, host of the “reality” show The Bachelor, sent out a tweet on Monday night whining about The Bachelorette getting preempted by the Indy 500 Victory Banquet.

Harrison tweeted, “Very sorry to hear #ABC Indianapolis fans are getting screwed over tonight and not getting #TheBachelorette Call your local affiliate and let them know how you feel.”

The response that ensued certainly isn’t what he was after. Grab a beverage and we’ll let the Indy 500 fans take it from here.

And there’s more where that came from. But I think that gives you the general idea.

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Prize Money Breakdown for All 2018 Indy 500 Drivers

Results Sunday of the 102nd Running of Indianapolis 500-Mile Race presented by PennGrade Motor Oil Verizon IndyCar Series event on the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with order of finish, starting position in parentheses, driver, engine, laps completed and reason out (if any) and prize money earned:

1. (3) Will Power, Chevrolet, 200, Running, $2,525,454
2. (1) Ed Carpenter, Chevrolet, 200, Running, $911,504
3. (9) Scott Dixon, Honda, 200, Running, $587,129
4. (32) Alexander Rossi, Honda, 200, Running, $454,804
5. (14) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Honda, 200, Running, $419,804
6. (2) Simon Pagenaud, Chevrolet, 200, Running, $419,804
7. (21) Carlos Munoz, Honda, 200, Running, $254,005
8. (4) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, 200, Running, $400,654
9. (18) Robert Wickens, Honda, 200, Running, $424,979
10. (30) Graham Rahal, Honda, 200, Running, $401,229
11. (27) JR Hildebrand, Chevrolet, 200, Running, $225,305
12. (12) Marco Andretti, Honda, 200, Running, $364,129
13. (11) Matheus Leist, Chevrolet, 200, Running, $357,129
14. (22) Gabby Chaves, Chevrolet, 200, Running, $315,305
15. (23) Stefan Wilson, Honda, 200, Running, $212,330
16. (31) Jack Harvey, Honda, 200, Running, $200,305
17. (26) Oriol Servia, Honda, 200, Running, $211,105
18. (15) Charlie Kimball, Chevrolet, 200, Running, $300,305
19. (13) Zachary Claman De Melo, Honda, 199, Running, $339,354
20. (6) Spencer Pigot, Chevrolet, 199, Running, $346,154
21. (33) Conor Daly, Honda, 199, Running, $200,305
22. (20) Max Chilton, Chevrolet, 198, Running, $300,305
23. (25) Zach Veach, Honda, 198, Running, $334,129
24. (28) Jay Howard, Honda, 193, Running, $200,305
25. (10) Tony Kanaan, Chevrolet, 187, Contact, $346,954
26. (24) Sage Karam, Chevrolet, 154, Contact, $203,305
27. (8) Helio Castroneves, Chevrolet, 145, Contact, $205,305
28. (5) Sebastien Bourdais, Honda, 137, Contact, $348,829
29. (17) Kyle Kaiser, Chevrolet, 110, Mechanical, $205,805
30. (7) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 67, Contact, $208,305
31. (29) Ed Jones, Honda, 57, Contact, $338,129
32. (16) Takuma Sato, Honda, 46, Contact, $300,305
33. (19) James Davison, Chevrolet, 45, Contact, $200,305

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Will Power Earns His First Indy 500 Win

As Will Power was about to finish off the biggest win of his racing career at the 102nd Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil, he couldn’t resist letting his emotions flow.

“On the white flag lap, I started screaming because I just knew I was going to win it,” Power said of the final 2.5-mile trip around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval. “Unbelievable! Never been so excited.”

Power won “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” by 3.1589 seconds to etch his name into Indianapolis 500 history. It made him the first Australian winner of the race and the first driver to sweep both Verizon IndyCar Series races at IMS in the same year. He also piloted the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet to victory lane in the INDYCAR Grand Prix on the IMS road course on May 12.

“This month was one of the best months I’ve had,” said Power, the 2014 series champion. “Very relaxed, in tune with my engineer, just working really well. It just came together.”

Power led 59 of the 200 laps Sunday and outlasted a trio of competitors – Oriol Servia, Stefan Wilson and Jack Harvey – who unsuccessfully tried to stretch fuel loads to the finish. Running fourth on the final restart from a caution period with seven laps to go, Power quickly passed Servia and then delighted in watching as Wilson and Harvey both had to stop for splashes of ethanol with four laps remaining.

“They both pit; it’s like the gates opened,” Power said. “It was amazing.”

Power’s first Indy 500 win was also the 34th victory of his 14-year Indy car career, tying the 37-year-old with Al Unser Jr. for eighth place on the all-time list. It also marked the 17th Indy 500 win for Team Penske and 201st Indy car triumph for the storied team – both records.

“He won this race today because he was the best,” team owner Roger Penske said.

“This closes the book for what he wanted to accomplish in INDYCAR: win a championship (2014), now is tied for winning the most races as an Indy driver for the team (31) and the Indy 500 is something that he wanted to do from the very beginning. … He’s in a different world right now, which is important.”

Ed Carpenter Earns Best Indy 500 Finish

Pole-sitter Ed Carpenter led a race-high 65 laps before finishing second in the No. 20 Ed Carpenter Racing Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet. It’s Carpenter’s best Indy 500 result in 15 starts.

“I’ll feel pretty good about this in a couple days, I think,” said Carpenter, the only current owner/driver in the series.

“It’s been a few years since I had a top-10 finish, so this feels good. All in all, I thought Will won the race and we ended up second, and we’ll be happy with that. Come back stronger next year.”

Scott Dixon, Alexander Rossi & Ryan Hunter-Reay Round Out The Top 5

Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon led a trio of past Indy 500 winners who finished third through fifth, followed by Andretti Autosport teammates Alexander Rossi (fourth place) and Ryan Hunter-Reay (fifth place). The race tied the record established a year ago for most drivers to lead the event: 15.

Seven cautions slowed the pace for 41 laps. All but the first resulted from single-car incidents.

2018 Indy 500 Accidents Claim 3 Former Champions

Defending Indy 500 champion Takuma Sato ran into the back of a slower James Davison to bring out the first yellow on Lap 48. Several veterans found conditions treacherous in a race that was nearly the hottest Indy 500 on record. The official high temperature at nearby Indianapolis International Airport, 91 degrees Fahrenheit, was a single degree shy of the record set in 1937.

Ed Jones crashed into the Turn 2 SAFER Barrier on Lap 58 in the No. 10 NTT DATA Honda. The Chip Ganassi Racing driver, complaining of head and neck pain, was transported to IU Health Methodist Hospital, where he was examined and released. Jones will be re-examined by INDYCAR medical officials before being cleared to race.

Danica Patrick, in the last race of her groundbreaking career, spun and crashed in the No. 13 GoDaddy Chevrolet exiting Turn 2 on Lap 68.

“The car was a little bit positive today and turning more than I wanted it to,” said Patrick, 36. “I was just having to chase it a lot. Turn 2 did seem a little bit more edgy than the other corners, but I can’t say that in that point in time that I was on edge or felt like I was. It just swung around as soon as I recommitted back to the throttle again.

“I’ve had a lot of good fortune here and still had some this month. It just didn’t come on race day.”

Four-time Indy car champion Sebastien Bourdais had his race come to an end when he crashed in Turn 4 on Lap 139. The same happened to three-time Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves on Lap 146.

“I guess when I went to pass Hunter-Reay on the outside, maybe got a little debris on the tire,” Castroneves said. “I don’t know, that was obviously the first time. … But this time, unfortunately, the rear just over-rotated.”

Tony Kanaan, the 2013 Indy 500 winner, crashed in Turn 2 on Lap 189, bringing out the final caution to set up Power’s drive to victory.

With the Indy 500 paying double race points, Power vaulted into the championship lead after six of 17 races in 2018. He leads Rossi by two points, reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Josef Newgarden by 10 and Dixon by 25.


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