May 18 – Indy 500 Practice Day 4 (Fast Friday)


SPEEDWAY, Ind. (May 17, 2018) – Indy 500 Practice Daily Report

Position Driver Fast Lap Total Laps
1 Marco Andretti 231.802 mph 31
3 Ed Carpenter 231.066 mph 37
13 Spencer Pigot 229.069 mph 15
20 Danica Patrick 228.284 mph 13

DANICA PATRICK, No. 13 GoDaddy Chevrolet: “We started off the day with a mechanical issue so we got a little delayed taking off but it wasn’t really the worst thing because the car was really good on the first run. We did a step of trim and it was a little bit lo0se the second run but still pretty good and definitely fast. To go to the next step, we had to make some changes back in the garage anyway so we went back and in that point in time the track had slowed down and we just decided to sit for a while. We ended up coming to the conclusion that the car was pretty good and there was no reason to go out there and get lost or angry or confused because the speed was not in the track anymore. We just decided to, as they say, put a cover on it, make a couple tweaks and put a cover on it and go out tomorrow.”

ED CARPENTER, NO. 20 FUZZY’S VODKA CHEVROLET: “Today was a good day. Fast Fridays have a way of being odd so we just had to be smart. The team has done a really good job of getting us to this point. All three of us have good cars that we are happy with. The speeds are a little all over the place today, but I feel like all the ECR cars have a chance to be in the shootout come Sunday. The focus is getting it right for tomorrow and make all the right decisions so we have a chance at it on Sunday.”

SPENCER PIGOT, NO. 21 PREFERRED FREEZER SERVICES CHEVROLET “We didn’t do much running today, but what we did was really productive. We seem to have pretty good pace on the no-tow list, which was the focus. I’m looking forward to qualifying weekend and, hopefully, we can put our Preferred Freezer Services car up towards the front!”