May 17 – Indy 500 Fast Friday Practice


SPEEDWAY, Ind. (May 17, 2024) – Indy 500 Fast Friday Practice Report

Position Driver Fast Lap Total Laps No-Tow Rank
1st Colton Herta 234.974 mph
15th Rinus VeeKay 233.080 mph 20 13th
19th Ed Carpenter 232.547 mph 28 16th
27th Christian Rasmussen 232.038 mph 25 20th

ED CARPENTER, No. 20 GuyCare Chevrolet: “Our practice qualifying runs today weren’t as consistent as we can be, so even if we don’t go a whole lot quicker, we can improve our average. It seems more competitive than ever this year. Everyone is raising their game. Hopefully, we are involved in the shootout on Sunday. Like always, I think it’s going to come down to execution and making those key decisions at the right time. We’ll see what we’ve got!”

RINUS VEEKAY, No. 21 askROI.com Chevrolet: “Friday was fast! I think we’ve got some speed for tomorrow, we’ve still got some left. Hoping for a good draw since it will be hot tomorrow. Let’s make sure we get to do it again on Sunday!”

CHRISTIAN RASMUSSEN, No. 33 Chevrolet: “I got used to the boost quick. I thought the car had good balance. In the afternoon, when it warmed up,  everything was a little more dicey. I think we had a lot of wind this afternoon as well. That definitely makes a bit impact, but a lot of valuable lessons learned today. Got comfortable with the high boost and ready to go into qualifying. We’ll see what happens!”


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