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Dixon, Andretti, Bourdais All Fast in “Carb Day” for the Indianapolis 500

  • Scott Dixon, Marco Andretti lead the way for Honda on "Carb Day"
  • Sebastien Bourdais runs fourth overall in one-hour practice session
  • Honda drivers claim four of the top six positions in final practice prior to Sunday's "500"

Scott Dixon and Marco Andretti led the way for Honda Friday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, recording the second- and third-fastest speeds in the traditional "Carb Day" final practice session prior to Sunday's Indianapolis 500. Both posted laps in the 225-mph range, with Dixon at 225.684 mph in his Chip Ganassi Racing Honda and Andretti taking his Andretti Autosport entry to 225.220 mph.

Sebastien Bourdais finished the day just behind Dixon and Andretti on the speed chart, at 224.815 mph.  Defending race winner Takuma Sato ended the day ranked sixth, with 2017 Indy 500 Rookie of the Year Ed Jones rounding out the top 10.

Today's one-hour practice concluded on-track activities for the Verizon IndyCar Series until race day.  The green flag for the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 waves just after noon EDT Sunday, with live television coverage on ABC starting at 11 a.m. EDT.

Quotes: Scott Dixon (Chip Ganassi Racing Honda) Second fastest in final Indianapolis 500 practice: "I don't really know if today told us too much about what the race will bring in the PNC Bank car. It's really warm today, and we think it could be even warmer on race day. The track temperature was way up there today, as well. I'm not really sure what you can learn from the times today. There were a lot of people throwing tires at it out there. Overall, the car felt good and we were comfortable. You just never know exactly what you're going to have until you get into the race."

Sebastien Bourdais (Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan Honda) Fourth fastest today: "The month has been great. It speaks volumes about the Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan Team. They really gave me a great car, a fast car, which showed what it was capable of on Saturday and Sunday in qualifying. We have worked very hard in traffic scenarios and race conditions and we definitely made some improvements on Monday, so I'm looking forward to a great race.";

Indianapolis 500 "Carb Day" Final Practice Circuit: Indianapolis Motor Speedway (2.5-mile oval), Indianapolis, IN 2017 Winner: Takuma Sato (Andretti Autosport Honda) 156.395 mph average Weather: Sunny, warm, 84 degrees F

Indianapolis 500 "Carb Day" Final Practice Results:

Ps.

Driver      

Team

Manufacturer

Best Speed

Notes

  1.

Tony Kanaan

A.J. Foyt Racing

Chevrolet

227.791

 

  2.

Scott Dixon

Chip Ganassi Racing

Honda

225.684

 

  3.

Marco Andretti

Andretti Autosport

Honda

225.220

 

  4.

Sebastien Bourdais

DCR with Vasser-Sullivan

Honda

224.815

 

  5.

Charlie Kimball

Carlin Racing

Chevrolet

224.712

 

  6.

Takuma Sato

Rahal Letterman Lanigan

Honda

224.083

 

  7.

Will Power

Team Penske

Chevrolet

223.942

 

  8.

Danica Patrick

Ed Carpenter Racing

Chevrolet

223.653

 

  9.

Spencer Pigot

Ed Carpenter Racing

Chevrolet

223.584

 

10.

Ed Jones

Chip Ganassi Racing             

Honda

223.556

 

Other Honda-powered Results:

11.

Oriol Servia

Scuderia Corsa/RLLR

Honda

223.537

 

16.

Jack Harvey

Michael Shank Racing

Honda

223.098

 

18.

Carlos Munoz

Andretti Autosport

Honda

222.802

 

19.

Jay Howard

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports

Honda

222.705

 

21.

Graham Rahal

Rahal Letterman Lanigan

Honda

222.526

 

23.

Zach Veach

Andretti Autosport

Honda

222.090

 

26.

Ryan Hunter-Reay

Andretti Autosport

Honda

221.916

 

27.

Robert Wickens-R

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports

Honda

221.821

 

29.

Stefan Wilson

Andretti Autosport

Honda

221.763

 

30.

Zachary Claman De Melo-R

Dale Coyne Racing                

Honda

221.572

 

32.

Alexander Rossi

Andretti Autosport

Honda

221.374

 

33.

Conor Daly

Dale Coyne/Thom Burns

Honda

219.707

 

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