May 17 – Indy 500 Practice


SPEEDWAY, Ind. (May 17, 2017) – Indy 500 Practice Daily Report

Position Driver Fast Lap Total Laps
1 Ed Carpenter 222.894 mph 52
2 Scott Dixon 222.599 mph 47
3 JR Hildebrand 220.553 mph 54

ED CARPENTER, NO. 20 FUZZY’S ULTRA PREMIUM VODKA CHEVROLET: “The wind was definitely the thing of the day. I was a little bummed that it kept more people from running, just to get some traffic out there. We just stuck to our program today, minus the race sim part. We got some good test items in earlier in the day and got used to the wind, got the car balanced in the wind, and then we tried a trim step to feel the car in these conditions should qualifying or race day be similar in terms of weather. It was a productive day – I wish we could have had a race sim with traffic, but hopefully we’ll get it done tomorrow, despite a similar forecast. I can’t imagine most guys will take two days off.”

JR HILDEBRAND, NO. 21 PREFERRED FREEZER SERVICES CHEVROLET: “I felt pretty good about the amount of work we were able to get done today. When we got going initially, we felt it was a little suspect how good of a read we could get on changes since the wind is blowing hard. I’m encouraged by our ability to go out and feel changes despite gusty winds. It was nice to go out there with not too many other people and just run through our own program, granted I would have liked to run with other cars since the conditions were poor to see how we would do. Overall it was a good day, and I’m happy with where we are at.”