Friday, May 27, 2016

Carb Day at Indianapolis

The final hour of practice for the Verizon IndyCar Series cars was a busy one.

In all 1,368 laps were turned by all 33 drivers. Simon Pagenaud and Charlie Kimball tied for the most with 52.

Unfortunatly, not all the drivers had a good last practice. Lae in the session, Dale Coyne Racing's Pippa Mann lost control and backed her No. 63 Honda into the Turn 4 wall. Pippa was okay and the car was not too severely damaged, but it throws a wrench into the team's schedule less than 48 hours before the green flag for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500.

The top 10 from the session:

1) Tony Kanaan
2) Carlos Munoz
3) Scott Dixon
4) Will Power
5) Ryan Hunter-Reay
6) Alexander Rossi
7) JR Hildebrand
8) Oriol Servia
9) Townsend Bell
10) Helio Castroneves

Year in and year out the Indy Lights Freedom 100 is one of the most competitive races you'll see all year and this race was no different.

After 100 miles Dean Stoneman edged Ed Jones by just .0024 seconds. Not surprisingly a new Indianapolis Motor Speedway record. If you haven't been to a Freedom 100 in the past, you MUST do so in the future. I guarantee you won't regret it.

Following the Freedom 100 was the TAG Heuer Indy 500 Pit Stop Challenge. Just like you can count on the Freedom 100 being a spectacular race each year, you can also count on Team Penske being the team to beat in the Pit Stop Challenge.

Team Penske now has 15 Pit Stop wins, expanding his lead over 2nd Place Galles with 6.

Helio Castroneves also expanded his Driver Pit Stop wins to 9, Danny Sullivan is in 2nd place with 4.

Photos by: Paul Dalbey


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