101st Indy 500 Practice Two: A Slow Day at IMS

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Team Penske’s Will Power made a showing with the top speed of 224.6 mph in Tuesday’s Indy 500 practice, while Ed Carpenter and his eponymous team were in the dough with the fastest non tow speed of 222.8 mph.

Speeds were down even from Monday, as high temps and winds made conditions less than ideal on the famed two and half mile oval. With the weather expected to worsen this week every minute of practice becomes more and more crucial, particularly for the rookies.

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Helio, Gabby “Pat” Chaves (!), RHR and Sage Karam rounded out the top five tow speeds, while Charlie “pinball” Kimball, ECR’s J.R. Hildebrand, “Sour Grapes” Power and Dixon completed the top five on the no tow speed chart. Chevy took both categories Tuesday, while Honda did on Monday.

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Happily there were no incidents involving the wall, and the month’s only victim so far rookie Jack Harvey “wallbanger” finally passed his rookie orientation. Rookie sensation Ed Jones topped all first timers again, with the fifteenth best speed of 222.2 mph.

F-ing F1 invader Fernando Alonso continued to struggle in twenty fourth position at 221 mph, finding the changing conditions challenging while working on the car in traffic. We’re still waiting for that paella, Fernando!

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One thought on “101st Indy 500 Practice Two: A Slow Day at IMS

  1. Pingback: 101st Indy 500 Practice Three: Scaredy Penske Edition | Indy Race Reviewer: Fast And Funniness

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