Andretti heads second day of Indy 500 practice

Marco Andretti

Marco Andretti exceeded 227mph as he ended Day 2 of practice for the Indianapolis 500 with the fastest lap, while Scott Dixon was second.

Andretti clocked an average 227.053mph (365.406km/h) on his 60th of 117 laps in the #98 Andretti-Herta w/ Curb-Agajanian Honda to put him fastest so far around Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Dixon’s best (226.329mph, 364.241km/h) in the #9 Chip Ganassi Honda came early in the day, while 2017 Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato (#30 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Honda) and Robert Wickens (#6 Schmidt Peterson Honda) slotted into third and fourth with laps in the latter stages.

Charlie Kimball (#23 Carlin) was the first of the Chevrolets in fifth while sixth-placed Tony Kanaan recorded the day’s fastest non-tow lap (223.048mph, 358.961km/h) in the #14 AJ Foyt Racing Chevrolet.

Day 1 fast man Simon Pagenaud (#22 Chevrolet) was the slowest of the Team Penske drivers in 24th, though the team’s best was Josef Newgarden (#1 Chevrolet) in 11th.

Helio Castroneves (#3 Chevrolet) ended up 18th and Will Power (#12 Chevrolet) 21st.

James Davison was 33rd-fastest in the #33 Foyt w/ Byrd-Hollinger-Belardi Chevrolet.

Practice continues tomorrow with another seven hours from 0100 AEST.

Highlights: Practice: Day 2

Results: Practice: Day 2

Pos Num Driver C/E/T Time Avg speed (mph) Total laps
1 98 Marco Andretti D/H/F 0:39.6383 227.053 117
2 9 Scott Dixon D/H/F 0:39.7651 226.329 115
3 30 Takuma Sato D/H/F 0:39.8039 226.108 112
4 6 Robert Wickens (R) D/H/F 0:39.8078 226.086 113
5 23 Charlie Kimball D/C/F 0:39.8430 225.887 87
6 14 Tony Kanaan D/C/F 0:39.8688 225.740 85
7 88 Gabby Chaves D/C/F 0:39.9158 225.475 79
8 20 Ed Carpenter D/C/F 0:39.9709 225.164 93
9 64 Oriol Servia D/H/F 0:40.0118 224.934 115
10 24 Sage Karam D/C/F 0:40.0201 224.887 82
11 1 Josef Newgarden D/C/F 0:40.0417 224.766 90
12 13 Danica Patrick D/C/F 0:40.0766 224.570 85
13 29 Carlos Munoz D/H/F 0:40.0780 224.562 123
14 21 Spencer Pigot D/C/F 0:40.0812 224.544 86
15 7 Jay Howard D/H/F 0:40.0821 224.539 113
16 4 Matheus Leist (R) D/C/F 0:40.0879 224.507 59
17 59 Max Chilton D/C/F 0:40.0978 224.451 80
18 3 Helio Castroneves D/C/F 0:40.1039 224.417 98
19 27 Alexander Rossi D/H/F 0:40.1404 224.213 103
20 66 JR Hildebrand D/C/F 0:40.1556 224.128 69
21 12 Will Power D/C/F 0:40.1778 224.004 97
22 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay D/H/F 0:40.1859 223.959 112
23 60 Jack Harvey D/H/F 0:40.1923 223.923 117
24 22 Simon Pagenaud D/C/F 0:40.2276 223.727 98
25 63 Pippa Mann D/H/F 0:40.2445 223.633 78
26 26 Zach Veach D/H/F 0:40.2461 223.624 120
27 10 Ed Jones D/H/F 0:40.2518 223.592 68
28 32 Kyle Kaiser (R) D/C/F 0:40.3128 223.254 106
29 5 James Hinchcliffe D/H/F 0:40.3262 223.180 129
30 18 Sebastien Bourdais D/H/F 0:40.3325 223.145 110
31 17 Conor Daly D/H/F 0:40.4200 222.662 87
32 25 Stefan Wilson D/H/F 0:40.4621 222.430 104
33 33 James Davison D/C/F 0:40.4623 222.429 74
34 15 Graham Rahal D/H/F 0:40.5220 222.102 78
35 19 Zachary Claman DeMelo (R) D/H/F 0:40.5729 221.823 67

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