It's time for the opening day of practice for the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500. Be sure to follow along below with the link to the LIVE Blog on all things Day 1 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway!
Chip Ganassi Racing's Scott Dixon won the pole position for next Sunday's 101st Indianapolis 500 mile race. Dixon, who won the 2008 Indy 500, ran a 232.164 mph average to claim the top position. The 232 mph average was the highest speed since 1996. Indianapolis native Ed Carpenter will start 2nd with a 231.664 mph average and last year's champion Alexander Rossi starts from the outside of Row 1 qualifying at 231.487 mph. Below are the Top 16 starting positions for next Sunday's race. Here is the link to the full field and qualifying speed from today. http://www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com/events/indy500/event-info/live-grid
Jay Howard who hasn't ran in the Indy 500 since 2012, topped the speed charts today at 226.744 mph. His speed was with a tow and with other cars around him. Without the tow, he was 12th on the charts. Howard ran his fast lap in the first couple hours of practice as it was the hottest day this week that the guys raced in. Ryan Hunter -Reay and teammate Marco Andretti round out the top 3 today. There was one incident today with Josef Newgarden hitting the turn 1 wall today. He was injured in the crash. The next couple days look difficult for the drivers to get laps in. There is significant rains in the forecast for Friday, Saturday
Will Power and Team Penske led the way on day 2 of Indianapolis 500 practice today. Will Power ran the fastest lap of the day early when conditions were ideal at 224.656 mph. Penske teammate and 3 time Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves was 2nd on the charts at 224.267 mph. I mentioned yesterday that Penske would make their move on the charts and not to worry. Today was that day. Ryan Hunter Reay continues to look fast placing 3rd at 223.960 mph. Chevy flexed their muscle today and took 7 of the top 10 spots today. Notes: 32 of the 33 cars made their way on the course today. Buddy Lazier only driver yet to run laps. His car is
Marco Andretti topped the speed charts on Day 1 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a lap of 226.338 mph. Practice began today and goes all week long leading to the weekend qualifications for the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 28th. Marco Andretti (My dark horse, as mentioned on yesterday's podcast) went to the top of the speed charts in the final hour today before practice concluded. Ganassi Racing Scott Dixon was 2nd fastest 225.296 mph followed by Indianapolis native Ed Carpenter at 224.969 mph. Practice 1 Indianapolis 500 Top Speeds Pos. Driver Speed Team Engine 1 Marco Andretti 226.338 Andretti Autosport Honda 2 Scott Dixon 225.296 Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 3 Ed Carpenter 224.969 Ed Carpenter Racing Chevy 4 Sebastien Bourdais 224.775 Dale Coyne Racing Honda 5 Ryan Hunter -Reay 224.576 Andretti Autosport Honda 6 Graham Rahal 224.407 Rahal Letterman Racing Honda Team Penske came out today but
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