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Don’t let the often clueless look on his countenance or his fake nonchalance fool you. Driving for one of the best teams in the sport – his dad’s – Marco Andretti may not win races, but he sure knows how to shine in practice.
He held the top towed speed of just over 227 mph at the conclusion of day two, edging out Indy 500 winners Scott Dixon and Takuma Sato. Rookie Robert Wickens and Charlie Kimball rounded out the top five, with Hondas taking the top four spots. Interestingly, Tony Kanaan in his AJ Foyt Racing Chevy had the top non-tow speed of just over 223 mph.
Over 3,300 laps were turned in total Wednesday, again without incident other than some pit lane speed warnings to a few drivers, including three time winner Helio Castro-Neves who really should know better by now. More diva than driver Danica ended up twelfth quick on the day. All thirty five drivers and cars practiced ahead of this weekend’s qualifying at the Speedway, and with Stefan Wilson’s laps everyone now has cleared rookie orientation.
Teams will continue practicing today, with Fast Friday up next. Check back for near constant updates all month long.