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Friday, May 20, 2016

Indianapolis 500 Practice Day 5

Fast Friday his here and just as the name describes, the speeds were quick. INDYCAR allowed both Honda and Chevrolet to boost their engines by 10kPa from 130 to 140, the equivalent of about 30 horsepower and 5mph.

When the track went green at noon Andretti Autosport's Townsend Bell went out early, posting a no-tow lap of 229.819mph.

Marco Andretti became the first to break the 230mph mark about 30 minutes into the session, quickly followed by his Andretti Autosport teammates Alexander Rossi and Carlos Munoz.

The 230mph no-tow mark was jumped right over when Townsend Bell posted a blistering speed of 231.038mph roughly 45 minutes into the session.

Following a relatively short yellow for moisture, many of the cars that hadn't already packed up returned to the track for Happy Hour.

Fast Friday's speeds:

Top 10
1 - Power 232.672
2 - Newgarden 232.344
3 - Hinchcliffe 231.972
4 - Munoz 231.952
5 - Andretti 231.824
6 - Bell 231.559
7 - Hunter-Reay 231.284
8 - Chaves 231.136
9 - Aleshin 231.064
10 - Rossi 231.848

No-Tow Top 10
1 - Bell 231.342
2 - Power 231.339
3 - Hunter-Reay 231.284
4 - Andretti 231.255
5 - Munoz 231.187
6 - Chaves 231.136
7 - Servia 230.757
8 - Aleshin 230.733
9 - Newgarden 230.698
10 - 230.Dixon 465

Cars will return to the track tomorrow morning with half the field practicing 8-8:30 and the other half 8:30-9. The track is then open to the entire field from 9-10. Qualifications will run from 11-5:50




Following photos by: Paul Dalbey/16th And Georgetown











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