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August 14 – Indy 500 Fast Friday Practice

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SPEEDWAY, Ind. (August 14, 2020) – Indy 500 Practice Daily Report

Position Driver Fast Lap Total Laps
1 Marco Andretti 233.491 mph 43
2 Conor Daly 232.337 mph 44
21 Rinus VeeKay 230.331 mph 27
27 Ed Carpenter 229.563 mph 44

ED CARPENTER, No. 20 U.S. Space Force Chevrolet: Today was not the day I was hoping for, to be honest. I felt really good yesterday in race setup and with our speed. The conditions were very tough today. I was hoping we were going to be able to contend for the pole in the U.S. Space Force car. I don’t know if that’s in the cars this year, but we’ll certainly give it our best shot. The good thing is Rinus (VeeKay) was fairly happy. Those guys were clearly the best in the ECR stable. He was completing more four-lap runs than I was and was a little quicker too, so we’ll lean on what they did. We’ll put out best foot forward. One thing I do know, conditions are going to be tough tomorrow. I saw a lot of people struggling today and it’s definitely going to come down to the fourth lap. I’m going to rely on my experience and hopefully put us in a pretty good spot, knowing that we still do have a good racecar.”

RINUS VEEKAY, No. 21 SONAX/Autogeek Chevrolet: A good day! The SONAX car is doing pretty well in qualifying trim. Most of the best times were this morning, but we actually improved in the hottest part of the day when the track temp was over 130 degrees. I think that shows good speed. We seemed to be one of the most consistent cars out there. I also drew a good starting position. I was super nervous, I haven’t been that nervous in a long time! Qualifying number four! Tomorrow’s going to be different, you never know what’s going to happen. I know one thing, I’m going to have a good car. ECR’s known for that.”

CONOR DALY, No. 47 U.S. Air Force Chevrolet:Results wise, today looks great. We’ve had a really consistent week up front in the Top 10, which is nice. Today was a struggle though, for sure, especially in the afternoon. It’s tough to see where each engine manufacturer ended up and who had what in the chamber. We’re obviously going to work with our Chevrolet guys and give it the best shot we can. Hopefully, we can all put our heads together and come up with something great for tomorrow. We want to give the U.S. Air Force car a good run!”

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