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96th Indianapolis 500



The first provisional entry list has been published for the 96th Indianapolis 500 race scheduled for Sunday May 27 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The entries feature three former Indy 500 champions (Helio Castroneves, Dario Franchitti and Scott Dixon) and three former IZOD IndyCar Series champions (Dixon, Franchitti and Tony Kanaan.)

In total, 34 cars are listed, including the 26 series regulars who have been competing in the first four street and road courses of the 2012 season ahead of the month of May. The oldest driver listed at the moment is Rubens Barrichello (who will turn 40 just before race day) and the youngest is Newgarden at 21.

There are eight drivers from the US, five from the United Kingdom, four from Brazil and two each from Australia, New Zealand, France and Canada. In total, 12 different countries are represented in the provisional entry list.

There are also seven drivers listed as rookies for this event hoping to make their first Indy 500 start (Katherine Legge, Rubens Barrichello, James Jakes, Bryan Clauson, Wade Cunningham, Josef Newgarden and Simon Pagenaud.)

Jakes completed the Rookie Orientation Program in 2011 and will not have to complete it again, although he failed to make the 33-car grid for the race itself. The others will need to pass the program before they can take part in qualifying, even though Cunningham and Newgarden are experienced oval racers in Firestone Indy Lights and Clauson is a two-time USAC National Drivers Champion.

In terms of engine power, Chevrolet and Honda each have 14 entries while Lotus adds an extra car to take its total to six. No details about the additional Newman/Haas Racing-Lotus car were declared on the provisional entry list, although it's assumed that this is the entry that former F1 driver Jean Alesi will be driving.

Rahal Letterman Lanigan lists an extra #45 car alongside regular driver Takuma Sato, and this had been expected to be for 2011 GP2 runner-up Luca Filippi. However, rumoured sponsorship backing problems for the Italian may mean that the team turns instead to former CART regular Michel Jourdain Jr. to fill the seat.

An extra entry is also listed for Ed Carpenter Racing, and although no driver has been declared for the #21 the team say that they are keen to add Buddy Rice to the line-up, which would bring the tally of former Indy 500 champions hoping to start this year's race to four. A #99 car is also listed for Schmidt/Hamilton with no driver currently named. While possibly an opening for old Indy hand Davey Hamilton to return to the cockpit, Townsend Bell has been mentioned as a more likely candidate.

Other extra entries for the Indy 500 include Andretti Autosport's 2012 Firestone Indy Lights competitor and test/development driver Sebastian Saavedra, and the team is also working in partnership with Conquest Racing to field the #25 for former series regular Ana Beatriz, who will also be racing at the final street race in April in her hometown of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

With 34 cars listed, then unless one or more cars pull out someone will be left sitting on the sidelines after the qualifying weekend on May 19/20, since the Indianapolis 500 traditionally limits its starting grid to 11 rows of three.

Provisional entry list

#2 - Ryan Briscoe - Team Penske - Chevrolet (Sydney, Australia)
#3 - Helio Castroneves - Team Penske - Chevrolet (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
#4 - JR Hildebrand - Panther Racing - Chevrolet (Sausalito, US)
#5 - EJ Viso - KV Racing Technology - Chevrolet (Caracas, Venezuela)
#6 - Katherine Legge* - Dragon Racing - Lotus (Guildford, England)
#7 - Sebastien Bourdais - Dragon Racing - Lotus (Le Mans, France)
#8 - Rubens Barrichello * - KV Racing Technology - Chevrolet (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
#9 - Scott Dixon - Target Chip Ganassi Racing - Honda (Auckland, New Zealand)
#10 - Dario Franchitti - Target Chip Ganassi Racing - Honda (Edinburgh, Scotland)
#11 - Tony Kanaan - KV Racing Technology w/SH - Chevrolet (Salvador, Brazil)
#12 - Will Power - Team Penske - Chevrolet (Toowoomba, Australia)
#14 - Mike Conway - A.J. Foyt Enterprises - Honda (Bromley, England)
#15 - Takuma Sato - Rahal Letterman Lanigan - Honda (Tokyo, Japan)
#17 - Sebastian Saavedra - AFS Racing/Andretti Autosport - Chevrolet (Bogota, Colombia)
#18 - Justin Wilson - Dale Coyne Racing - Honda (Sheffield, England)
#19 - James Jakes * - Dale Coyne Racing - Honda (Leeds, England)
#20 - Ed Carpenter - Ed Carpenter Racing - Chevrolet (Indianapolis, US)
#21 - TBA - Ed Carpenter Racing - Chevrolet
#22 - Oriol Servia - Dreyer & Reinbold Racing - Lotus (Pals, Spain)
#25 - Ana Beatriz - Andretti Autosport/Conquest Racing - Chevrolet (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
#26 - Marco Andretti - Andretti Autosport - Chevrolet (Nazareth, US)
#27 - James Hinchcliffe - Andretti Autosport - Chevrolet (Toronto, Canada)
#28 - Ryan Hunter-Reay - Andretti Autosport - Chevrolet (Fort Lauderdale, US)
#38 - Graham Rahal - Service Central Chip Ganassi Racing - Honda (New Albany, US)
#39 - Bryan Clauson * - Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing - Honda (Noblesville, US)
#41 - Wade Cunningham * - A.J. Foyt Racing - Honda (Auckland, New Zealand )
#45 - TBA - Rahal Letterman Lanigan - Honda
#67 - Josef Newgarden * - Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing - Honda (Hendersonville, US)
#77 - Simon Pagenaud * - Schmidt-Hamilton Motorsports - Honda (Poitiers, France)
#78 - Simona de Silvestro - Lotus-HVM Racing - Lotus (Thun, Switzerland)
#83 - Charlie Kimball - Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing - Honda (Camarillo, US)
#98 - Alex Tagliani - Bryan Herta Autosport w/Curb-Agajanian - Lotus (Lachenaie, Canada )
#99 - TBA - Sam Schmidt Motorsports - Honda
#TBA - TBA - Newman/Haas Racing - Lotus

* denotes oval rookie

http://www.crash.net/indycar/news/178742/1/indy_500_provisional_entry_list_published.html

By the numbers:

3 - Former race winners: Helio Castroneves (2001, 2002, 2009), Dario Franchitti (2007, 2010), Scott Dixon (2008).
4 - Former pole winners: Helio Castroneves (2003, 2007, 2009, 2010), Tony Kanaan (2005), Scott Dixon (2008), Alex Tagliani (2011).
7 -- Rookies: Rubens Barrichello, Bryan Clauson, Wade Cunningham, James Jakes, Josef Newgarden, Simon Pagenaud, Katherine Legge.
11 -- Most previous starts: Helio Castroneves.
15 -- Drivers entered who have won at least one race in either IZOD IndyCar Series or Champ Car World Series/CART competition.
21 – Youngest driver: Josef Newgarden.
39 – Oldest driver: Rubens Barrichello (Barrichello turns 40 on May 23, four days before Race Day.)

http://indycar.com/en/News/2012/April/4-19-Thirty-four-cars-entered-in-Indy-500

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Edited by - HDT05 on 15 May 2012 01:53:51

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Seems an odd thing to think of Rubens as a rookie of anything given the number of years he has been racing
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Posted - 21 Apr 2012 :  17:08:52  Show Profile Send Mr.McPhillamy a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
only 34 so far - just 1 unlucky person going home.

You can bet it'll be between Alesi and Legge!

yeah it is wierd thinking of Rubens as a rookie - but Indy is definately like nothing else! Even Mansell was denoted a rookie.

Should be interesting to see their speeds - Marco was fastest in the test with 218mph - so I dunno, maybe 222/225 pole time? big guess considering it was a test. Plus with the talk of the cars being junk in traffic on the ovals it could well be a slow and uninteresting freight train!! BUT WHO CARES IT'S INDY! And it's gonna be my first ever Indy pretty much. I have lots of Indy's, but I've never seen the full race in close proximity to the actual time it happened!

So, I'm an IndyCar rookie, first ever season - and I'm also an Indy rookie!

anyway - the teams and drivers (and fans) almost had enough last year, 2 weeks of practice in cars that have been completely dialled in like 7 years ago was getting too much. A new car is exactly what was needed!

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Edited by - Mr.McPhillamy on 21 Apr 2012 17:12:20
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No engine grid penalties during Indy 500

IndyCar has announced that any grid penalties incurred between the end of this weekend's race in Sao Paulo and the Indianapolis 500 in May will be deferred to June.

The IZOD IndyCar Series is to suspend the serving of any starting grid penalties incurred by teams for unscheduled engine penalties until after the running of the 96th Indianapolis 500 race on May 27.

The suspension comes into effect immediately following this weekend's Sao Paulo Indy 300 race in Brazil, and will mean that any team that needs to make an engine change between then and the start of the Indianapolis 500 race will not serve the usual mandatory ten-place penalty in the May race.

The period covers the IZOD IndyCar Series Open Test on May 7 at Texas Motor Speedway, rookie and team testing, and on-track activity at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway up to and including Bump Day (the final day of qualifying) on May 20.

"We do not intend to apply any penalties that will disrupt the Indy 500 starting field from their qualifying positions," said IndyCar's vice president of technology Will Phillips.

However, teams will still have to serve any penalties incurred during this time at the following race at Detroit Belle Isle on June 3.

"We're not saying there will not be any penalties; the penalties just won't be served at Indianapolis," Phillips confirmed. "They'll carry that penalty forward to the next event. Likewise, if someone racks up two penalties, they will go forward to the next two events."

The move is to ensure that the prestigious Indy 500 isn't affected by the same mass grid penalty that hit the recent street race at Long Beach, after Chevrolet instructed all of its teams to change engines before the race.

As a result of the penalties, over half the grid ended up not starting in the position in which they had qualified, and IndyCar is concerned about the fan reaction if the same thing were to happen at the series' flagship annual event.

Under already-announced plans for the Indy 500, all teams will receive a fresh engine from their supplier for the 500 mile race which is expected to be installed ahead of final practice (also known as Carb Day) before race day.

This will count as one of the five engines the teams use through the 2012 season, and would need to go on to serve its projected 1850-mile lifespan after which the team would return to using the engine it had been using before (assuming it still had remaining miles to serve.)

KV Racing Technology penalised

In an unrelated matter, the KV Racing Technology team was served an unspecified fine for failing post-race technical inspection following the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on April 15.

The #11 car of Tony Kanaan did not comply with IZOD IndyCar Series rule 14.7.2, which states that "The maximum capacity of the fuel cell shall be 18.5 U.S. Gallons."

http://www.crash.net/indycar/news/178980/1/no_engine_grid_penalties_during_indy_500.html

http://www.crash.net/indycar/news/178980/2/no_engine_grid_penalties_during_indy_500.html

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Michel Jourdain is reuniting with Rahal after nearly a decade for the Indy 500 to run the second RLL entry....

...nice to have the car on the grid...but Jourdain hasn't driven an Indy-type car in years....
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http://www.crash.net/indycar/news/179069/1/newmanhaas_pull_indy_500_entry_alesi_out.html

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Newman/Haas pull Indy 500 entry: Alesi out?

Newman/Haas has withdrawn its entry for next month's Indianapolis 500, leaving Jean Alesi without a car and the race at risk of falling short of a full 33-car field.

Newman/Haas Racing says that it has pulled its 2012 Indianapolis 500 entry and will not be competing in next month's race after all.

"We had every intention of being in the race, but simply ran out of time," the team's general manager Brian Lisles is reported as telling The Associated Press on Friday, confirming that it decided to withdraw its provisional entry when it became clear that the team could not put together a proper operation in time.

Newman/Haas Racing was included in the first entry list for the event published by Indianapolis Motor Speedway last week, which linked them to a Lotus engine. It did not list a confirmed driver, despite earlier reports stating that former F1 driver and current Lotus brand ambassador Jean Alesi had signed to make his oval début with them.

It isn't clear to what extent Newman/Haas' decision to withdraw its entry was linked to the driver deal, or to the recent restructuring of Lotus' presence in the IZOD IndyCar Series which saw them drop two of the four full-time teams to which it supplies engines in 2012.

"It was everything," the AP quotes Lisles as telling them.

Newman/Haas Racing decided to end its 28-year participation in US open wheel racing over the winter, citing the economic climate. Ironically it came at the end of a season that had seen the team looking rejuvenated and performing better than they had for several years, securing fourth place in the 2011 championship with Oriol Servia and the rookie of the year title with James Hinchcliffe.

The team's decision to return for a one-off appearance in the 96th Indianapolis 500 on May 27 surprised everyone, and seemed to be a result of a deal between team owner Carl Haas and the Lotus motorsports group. Lotus was keen to find a berth for Jean Alesi in the race after it appeared that HVM Racing had walked away from the opportunity to field the former Ferrari driver.

"There's not enough money to do it," HVM owner Keith Wiggins was quoted as saying about the Alesi deal, just days before fresh reports put the French-Sicilian racer into the surprise Newman/Haas seat instead.

With Newman/Haas' decision to withdraw, HVM is only one of two Lotus-powered teams still in next month's Indy 500. Assuming that Wiggins' decision regarding the Alesi deal is still applicable, it's also highly unlikely that Lotus Dragon Racing would be up for putting together a third car for Alesi alongside regular drivers Sebastien Bourdais and Katherine Legge.

That would mean Alesi's dream of making it onto the starting grid at Indianapolis - first announced back in September - will be over, at least for 2012.

Newman/Haas' withdrawal also leaves only 33 cars listed on the provisional entry list for the Indy 2012, and another hopeful competitor - the MSR Indy entry with Jay Howard at the wheel - is also looking highly doubtful to go ahead.

"Still no motor for @IMS ... Wow this is getting tough! What to do??" tweeted team co-owner Michael Shank on Friday. "I think I'm going to need a lot of crossed fingers," he added in response to well-wishers.

Shank made clear that in his case, the problem was with engine suppliers.

"All I can ask is that the fans tell Honda and Chevy they want us in the 500," he posted on the social network, indicating that the cut-off deadline to get something in place was next Tuesday. "IndyCar is trying to help. A lot of people trying. #nothing."

Currently Chevrolet and Honda are both attached to 14 entries in the Indy 500, with Lotus adding three more. Since the publication of the provisional entry list, Bryan Herta Autosport and Dreyer & Reinbold Racing have parted ways with Lotus and both urgently need to get a confirmed deal in place with one of the rival manufacturers if they are to make the race. BHA is the defending race champion team, having won last year's Indy 500 with Dan Wheldon at the wheel.

Two more entries - for Ed Carpenter Racing and Sam Schmidt Motorsports - also currently do not have drivers attached to them. Buddy Rice has been attached to the former seat, while Townsend Bell and Davey Hamilton have been linked to the latter should funding become available.

The Indy 500 has always made its 33-car starting grid quota in the past, although on occasions it's been a last-minute thing with cars being entered as late as qualifying weekend, when it became clear that there was an open guaranteed starting grid slot still available for "the greatest spectacle in motorsport" and the biggest TV viewing audience of the year for a motorsports event.

However, the current situation would certainly take the drama out of the qualifying process if no one is left battling to make it into the race on Bump Day on May 20, one week before the race.

Failure to field a full 33-car line-up for the Indy 500 would also be embarrassing for the IndyCar Series organisers, who have been working hard on overhauling the series' outdated technical specs by introducing a new chassis and engine regulations for 2012.

http://www.crash.net/indycar/news/179069/2/newmanhaas_pull_indy_500_entry_alesi_out.html

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A shame the NH/Alesi deal fell through

It's highly unlikely Indy won't get 33, even at its lowest ebb in the mid-2000s they still got 33 cars, IMS will ensure it.

Will take all the sting out of bump day though, espeically after getting over 40 runners last year.
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How stupid to announce that all for so long and then say "hmmm we're chickening out big time here" -

Well Shank will find someone - and many owners and drivers are hanging in the breeze who will make last ditch efforts if it's looking to be <34 cars. I mean, if you're in you're in, don't need to blow anyone away.

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quote:
Originally posted by Mr.McPhillamy

I mean, if you're in you're in, don't need to blow anyone away.



True, however if there is an entry that 'worries' IMS they can pull strings to ensure you don't get a start.

In 2005, Arie Luyendyk Jnr made the field in the #98 Curb entry, with very little running all month and not alot of pace. He was also a rookie, and alot of people (drivers & officials) were worried about the prospect of him getting into the race as a rookie with so little running during that month. There however were no other cars looking likely to attempt a qualifying run at that time, as for the third year in a row the 500 had only just managed to get the traditional 33 starters

On Bump day afternoon, while shopping with his wife in downtown Indianapolis, Felipe Giaffone (who hadn't sat in an Indycar since the end of the 2004 season & didn't have any prospects of a ride prior to this) received a phone call asking if he would like to try and qualify AJ Foyt's third car.

AJ Foyt hadn't planned on running a third car, but suddenly the money appeared and Giaffone immediatly set a time that got him straight into the field and leaving Arie Jnr on the sidelines.

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Sure will be good if Power can win the Indy 500 this year. That'd be the first Australian winner of the race, correct?

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I see Jean Alesi is back in the field. at 47 I cant help but feel this is going to be a massive uphill battle for him. Best of luck to him though
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quote:
Originally posted by farr02

I see Jean Alesi is back in the field. at 47 I cant help but feel this is going to be a massive uphill battle for him. Best of luck to him though



Plus I can't see that Lotus engine helping any.

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quote:
Originally posted by DJRford

That'd be the first Australian winner of the race, correct?



We've had an Aussie ride-on mechanic win the race, but not a driver.

Best finish for an Aussie was 3rd for Vern Schuppan in farcical 1981 race
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Indy 500: Practice 1 times

The first full day of practice for IndyCar teams at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway got underway at noon on Saturday, with six hours of running for 26 cars.

Josef Newgarden topped the timesheets on the first day of official practice for all IZOD IndyCar teams entered in this year's 96th running of the Indianapolis 500, with a lap topping 220mph late in the six-hour session.

A total of 693 laps were completed by 26 drivers.

Practice 1 times

1. #67 Josef Newgarden (H) 220.250mph 40.8627s (46 laps)
2. #4 JR Hildebrand (C) 219.693mph 40.9662s + 0.1035s (28 laps)
3. #39 Bryan Clauson (H) 219.632mph 40.9776s + 0.1149s (41 laps)
4. #19 James Jakes (H) 218.286mph 41.2304s + 0.3677s (15 laps)
5. #11T Tony Kanaan (C) 217.741mph 41.3335s + 0.4708s (20 laps)
6. #83T Charlie Kimball (H) 217.699mph 41.3415s + 0.4788s (31 laps)
7. #3 Helio Castroneves (C) 217.617mph 41.3571s + 0.4944s (31 laps)
8. #77 Simon Pagenaud (H) 217.483mph 41.3825s + 0.5198s (39 laps)
9. #18 Justin Wilson (H) 217.429mph 41.3929s + 0.5302s (19 laps)
10. #9T Scott Dixon (H) 217.244mph 41.4281s + 0.5654s (8 laps)
11. #22 Oriol Servia (C) 217.199mph 41.4367s + 0.5740s (41 laps)
12. #15 Takuma Sato (H) 217.180mph 41.4403s + 0.5776s (4 laps)
13. #38 Graham Rahal (H) 217.047mph 41.4657s + 0.6030s (17 laps)
14. #12 Will Power (C) 216.689mph 41.5341s + 0.6714s (33 laps)
15. #5 EJ Viso (C) 216.490mph 41.5723s + 0.7096s (29 laps)
16. #2 Ryan Briscoe (C) 216.472mph 41.5759s + 0.7132s (35 laps)
17. #17 Sebastian Saavedra (C) 216.106mph 41.6463s + 0.7836s (31 laps)
18. #50T Dario Franchitti (H) 215.896mph 41.6867s + 0.8240s (19 laps)
19. #98 Alex Tagliani (H) 215.344mph 41.7936s + 0.9309s (16 laps)
20. #8 Rubens Barrichello (C) 215.340mph 41.7943s + 0.9316s (35 laps)
21. #30 Michel Jourdain (H) 214.871mph 41.8856s + 1.0229s (33 laps)
22. #17 Marco Andretti (C) 214.737mph 41.9118s + 1.0491s (4 laps)
23. #14 Mike Conway (H) 214.152mph 42.0263s + 1.1636s (33 laps)
24. #20 Ed Carpenter (C) 213.962mph 42.0636s + 1.2009s (39 laps)
25. #64 Jean Alesi (L) 209.438mph 42.9721s + 2.1094s (32 laps)
26. #78 Simona de Silvestro (L) 200.356mph 44.9201s + 4.0574s (14 laps)

(H) Honda (C) Chevrolet (L) Lotus
Total Laps: 693
http://www.crash.net/indycar/results/179642/1/indy_500_practice_1_times.html

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Indy 500: Practice 2 times

Sebastian Saavedra set the fastest time so far at the Indianapolis Motorspeedway on the second day of practice, with a lap of 221.526mph (40.6272s).

Sebastian Saavedra, Andretti Autosport's young test and development driver and current points leader in the Firestone Indy Lights series, set the fastest time so far in practice for the Indianapolis 500 with a lap of 221.526mph (40.6272s) on Sunday afternoon.

Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing rookie duo Bryan Clauson and Josef Newgarden were also once again at the top of the timesheets, with six drivers in total creeping over the 220 mph mark.

Practice 2 times

1. #17 Sebastian Saavedra (C) 221.526mph 40.6272s (44 laps)
2. #39 Bryan Clauson (H) 221.173mph 40.6922s + 0.0650s (57 laps)
3. #67 Josef Newgarden (H) 221.158mph 40.6949s + 0.0677s (49 laps)
4. #9 Scott Dixon (H) 220.829mph 40.7556s + 0.1284s (31 laps)
5. #18 Justin Wilson (H) 220.615mph 40.7950s + 0.1678s (55 laps)
6. #28 Ryan Hunter-Reay (C) 220.357mph 40.8428s + 0.2156s (50 laps)
7. #4 JR Hildebrand (C) 219.559mph 40.9912s + 0.3640s (36 laps)
8. #19 James Jakes (H) 218.995mph 41.0968s + 0.4696s (40 laps)
9. #27 James Hinchcliffe (C) 218.890mph 41.1165s + 0.4893s (51 laps)
10. #83 Charlie Kimball (H) 218.812mph 41.1312s + 0.5040s (31 laps)
11. #20 Ed Carpenter (C) 218.481mph 41.1935s + 0.5663s (55 laps)
12. #11 Tony Kanaan (C) 218.468mph 41.1959s + 0.5687s (16 laps)
13. #15 Takuma Sato (H) 218.016mph 41.2814s + 0.6542s (56 laps)
14. #50 Dario Franchitti (H) 217.993mph 41.2857s + 0.6585s (17 laps)
15. #2 Ryan Briscoe (C) 217.987mph 41.2869s + 0.6597s (40 laps)
16. #5 EJ Viso (C) 217.934mph 41.2969s + 0.6697s (36 laps)
17. #12 Will Power (C) 217.762mph 41.3296s + 0.7024s (41 laps)
18. #26 Marco Andretti (C) 217.706mph 41.3402s + 0.7130s (27 laps)
19. #22 Oriol Servia (C) 217.656mph 41.3497s + 0.7225s (37 laps)
20. #38 Graham Rahal (H) 217.551mph 41.3697s + 0.7425s (46 laps)
21. #98 Alex Tagliani (H) 217.116mph 41.4525s + 0.8253s (21 laps)
22. #3 Helio Castroneves (C) 216.961mph 41.4822s + 0.8550s (26 laps)
23. #77 Simon Pagenaud (H) 216.824mph 41.5084s + 0.8812s (45 laps)
24. #41 Wade Cunningham (H) 216.657mph 41.5404s + 0.9132s (58 laps)
25. #14 Mike Conway (H) 215.725mph 41.7197s + 1.0925s (28 laps)
26. #8 Rubens Barrichello (C) 215.578mph 41.7483s + 1.1211s (39 laps)
27. #99 Townsend Bell (H) 215.042mph 41.8522s + 1.2250s (8 laps)
28. #25 Ana Beatriz (C) 214.745mph 41.9101s + 1.2829s (17 laps)
29. #25 Marco Andretti (C) 214.745mph 41.9101s + 1.2829s (12 laps)
30. #30 Michel Jourdain (H) 214.117mph 42.0330s + 1.4058s (13 laps)
31. #8 Tony Kanaan (C) 213.664mph 42.1223s + 1.4951s (5 laps)
32. #64 Jean Alesi (L) 205.265mph 43.8458s + 3.2186s (32 laps)
33. #78 Simona de Silvestro (L) 202.179mph 44.5150s + 3.8878s (19 laps)

Total Laps: 1138
C=Chevy, H=Honda, L=Lotus

Combined practice times

1. #17 Sebastian Saavedra (C) 221.526mph 40.6272s Practice 2 (75 laps)
2. #39 Bryan Clauson (H) 221.173mph 40.6922s Practice 2 (98 laps)
3. #67 Josef Newgarden (H) 221.158mph 40.6949s Practice 2 (95 laps)
4. #9 Scott Dixon (H) 220.829mph 40.7556s Practice 2 (31 laps)
5. #18 Justin Wilson (H) 220.615mph 40.7950s Practice 2 (74 laps)
6. #28 Ryan Hunter-Reay (C) 220.357mph 40.8428s Practice 2 (50 laps)
7. #4 JR Hildebrand (C) 219.693mph 40.9662s Practice 1 (64 laps)
8. #19 James Jakes (H) 218.995mph 41.0968s Practice 2 (55 laps)
9. #27 James Hinchcliffe (C) 218.890mph 41.1165s Practice 2 (51 laps)
10. #83T Charlie Kimball (H) 218.812mph 41.1312s Practice 2 (62 laps)
11. #20 Ed Carpenter (C) 218.481mph 41.1935s Practice 2 (94 laps)
12. #11 Tony Kanaan (C) 218.468mph 41.1959s Practice 2 (16 laps)
13. #15 Takuma Sato (H) 218.016mph 41.2814s Practice 2 (60 laps)
14. #50 Dario Franchitti (H) 217.993mph 41.2857s Practice 2 (17 laps)
15. #2 Ryan Briscoe (C) 217.987mph 41.2869s Practice 2 (75 laps)
16. #5 EJ Viso (C) 217.934mph 41.2969s Practice 2 (65 laps)
17. #12 Will Power (C) 217.762mph 41.3296s Practice 2 (74 laps)
18. #11T Tony Kanaan (C) 217.741mph 41.3335s Practice 1 (20 laps)
19. #26 Marco Andretti (C) 217.706mph 41.3402s Practice 2 (27 laps)
20. #22 Oriol Servia (C) 217.656mph 41.3497s Practice 2 (78 laps)
21. #3 Helio Castroneves (C) 217.617mph 41.3571s Practice 1 (57 laps)
22. #38 Graham Rahal (H) 217.551mph 41.3697s Practice 2 (63 laps)
23. #77 Simon Pagenaud (H) 217.483mph 41.3825s Practice 1 (84 laps)
24. #9T Scott Dixon (H) 217.244mph 41.4281s Practice 1 (8 laps)
25. #98 Alex Tagliani (H) 217.116mph 41.4525s Practice 2 (37 laps)
26. #41 Wade Cunningham (H) 216.657mph 41.5404s Practice 2 (58 laps)
27. #50T Dario Franchitti (H) 215.896mph 41.6867s Practice 1 (19 laps)
28. #14 Mike Conway (H) 215.725mph 41.7197s Practice 2 (61 laps)
29. #8 Rubens Barrichello (C) 215.578mph 41.7483s Practice 2 (74 laps)
30. #99 Townsend Bell (H) 215.042mph 41.8522s Practice 2 (8 laps)
31. #30 Michel Jourdain (H) 214.871mph 41.8856s Practice 1 (46 laps)
32. #25 Marco Andretti (C) 214.745mph 41.9101s Practice 2 (12 laps)
33. #25 Ana Beatriz (C) 214.745mph 41.9101s Practice 2 (17 laps)
34. #17 Marco Andretti (C) 214.737mph 41.9118s Practice 1 (4 laps)
35. #8 Tony Kanaan (C) 213.664mph 42.1223s Practice 2 (5 laps)
36. #64 Jean Alesi (L) 209.438mph 42.9721s Practice 1 (64 laps)
37. #78 Simona de Silvestro (L) 202.179mph 44.5150s Practice 2 (33 laps)

Total Laps: 1831
C=Chevy, H=Honda, L=Lotus

http://www.crash.net/indycar/results/179699/1/indy_500_practice_2_times.html

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A fair way down for Power, but then we may see that change when the race comes, although we all know he's better on the road and street courses.

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a few of them are complaining about the tow and how it affects the new car as well
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