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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Indianapolis 500 Practice Day 3

The rain has subsided and cars were back on track Wednesday at noon for a busy day of practice.

34 car and driver combinations took to the 2.5 mile circuit, but no there hasn't been an addition to the 33-car entry list released Monday. Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver James Hinchcliffe turned 5 laps in his teammate's No. 7 car.

Just before 2pm Spencer Pigot, the Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing rookie, was the first driver to make contact in '500' practice. The incident happened on the exit of Turn 2 where the young driver spun and made hard contact with the left side of his Dallara. The car continued to spin before coming to a stop at the entrance to Turn 1. Pigot got out of the car under his own power and was checked, cleared and released from the infield care center.

The driver was okay, but the car was not. Enough damage was done to the No. 16 machine that they're going to a backup car and won't get back onto track until late Thursday at the earliest.
The No. 7 car of Mikhail Aleshin was turning laps just just after 5pm when smoke came from the back of his Honda. The car slowed and was taken back to his garage on a wrecker. The presumed issues is a blown engine.

2,779 laps were turned in 4hrs 21min of green flag track time. There were 10 yellows totally 1hr 39min.

Top 10:
1 - Hunter-Reay 228.202
2 - Munoz 228.066
3 - Power 227.733
4 - Newgarden 226.998
5 - Chaves 226.889
6 - Kimball 226.770
7 - Bell 226.755
8 - Karam 226.419
9 - Andretti 226.327
10 - Rahal 226.244

No-Tow Top 10:
1 - Newgarden 224.541
2 - Bell 224.325
3 - Hunter-Reay 224.0782
4 - Munoz 223.605
5 - Rossi 223.549
6 - Andretti 223.076
7 - Chaves 222.766
8 - Carpenter 222.532
9 - Dixon 222.300
10 - Brabham 222.220























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