"I always love coming out to the 500," said Brown, who grew up in New Jersey but lives in suburban Indianapolis. "It's just good times to come out and especially support Ed, pulling that pole off. That's just a great feat for his team."
Drag racer Brown steps into Carpenter's IndyCar →
Brown said he wouldn't be worried about the speeds Carpenter was turning in last weekend's qualifying, but the left-hand turns to get around the speedway would take some adjustment.