May 15 – Indy 500 Practice Day 1


SPEEDWAY, Ind. (May 15, 2018) – Indy 500 Practice Daily Report

Position Driver Fast Lap Total Laps
1 Simon Pagenaud 225.787 mph 87
3 Ed Carpenter 224.523 mph 65
12 Spencer Pigot 223.398 mph 75
20 Danica Patrick 222.728 mph 39

DANICA PATRICK, No. 13 GoDaddy Chevrolet: “I’m glad the test ended up getting moved to two weeks ago instead of six weeks ago, just to be a little bit more fresh from that. I felt pretty good. I’m still not completely confident in traffic. They’re trying to encourage me to use my tools and the bars, you know, the weight jacker and things. I need to feel the traffic first; before we create another variable as to what’s going on, I need to familiarize myself and get sharp again with the traffic and just the tendencies of the car. I felt like it was a really solid day. We tried a handful of things and found some stuff that worked. I feel like the car has a lot of good natural speed in it. It was very smooth.”

ED CARPENTER, NO. 20 FUZZY’S VODKA CHEVROLET: “It was kind of a weird day – I almost feel like this is Day Two for some reason! I was pretty happy starting off. As we always do around here, we made changes to try and get better. We probably got a little worse, then we finally got onto some things at the end of the day. That’s why we have to keep working out here and try to get the feel for what we want. All in all, it was a good first day. I need to go talk to my teammates and compare what we all got in to over the course of the day. For Day One, it’s a good start, but I feel like there’s a lot more in the car, too!”

SPENCER PIGOT, NO. 21 PREFERRED FREEZER SERVICES CHEVROLET“It was a pretty good day. We made a lot of changes and got a lot of reads on different things we wanted to test. We got a fair amount of running in traffic, behind a couple cars, then behind a dozen cars so lots of information for me to think about as well as the team. Overall, it’s a pretty solid start and hopefully we can get a lot more done tomorrow.”