Spoiler: Porter Steps Back In Evangeline Porter is returning to a Champ Car cockpit for the first time in four years, replacing the injured Jace Clarke for the 107th Indianapolis 500, as well as races at Texas, Valkenburg, and Lausitz, the site of her last Champ Car win in 2016. For Porter, who has spent the last several years in the team principal role for Black Rose Racing, the return is bittersweet, after Clarke had shown a glimpse of his full potential with his commanding win in Brno earlier in the season. Now facing a car she has never driven, she must come to grips rapidly to make the most of the situation. "I know right now that I'm not ready, and I'll be honest with that. I spent years driving about everything but an open wheel car, working on our GTE, our GT3 program, having a hands on role with those programs while just leading our Champ Car program. I was certain my open wheel career was behind me. But here we are. Nicole has been helping me out with simulator work, and we've spent hours a day in the machine just running me through everything. It's a lot. It's one thing to hear what Jace and Nicole have said about the car being more wild and more untamed, but it's something completely different to climb in after four years and feeling that difference in just the sim. The difference between the Dallara and the Andromeda chassis are nothing short of incredible." Porter also shared her thoughts on her older sister's Miami controversy and success through it. "There is an aggressive streak that she is showing that I don't think we've seen since she first jumped into the Champ Car scene years ago. But she's not 20 anymore. She's approaching 33 years old at this point. There's a couple things to read out of all of it. She's aggressive now because she's comfortable in the car. But more importantly, she's angry. She won the title in 2016, but hasn't been in the spotlight since. 2017 it was all about my team, y'know, with Nicole taking the role of qualifying ace, and her, Alan, and Andrew winning races all year that year before Andrew took the title. 2018 it was all about Cristine, someone that Steph's never solidly beaten, and 2018 was just a rough year for her. Diego won a lot, and Jamie took several wins, but she suffered a lot and never had a say in any of the races. I think this year, she's driving with the filter removed. I think she cares, but I think she's starting to let her emotion show in the cockpit. Is that good? Not with what happened in Homestead. But that conversation has to go between her and Horizon now."