May 17 – Indy 500 Fast Friday Practice


SPEEDWAY, Ind. (May 17, 2019) – Indy 500 Practice Daily Report

Position Driver Fast Lap Total Laps
1 Conor Daly 231.704 mph 57
4 Spencer Pigot 230.471 mph 25
6 Ed Carpenter 230.358 mph 26
10 Ed Jones 230.106 mph 17

ED CARPENTER, NO. 20 PREFERRED FREEZER SERVICES CHEVROLET: “Today didn’t go as well as I had hoped, but the good thing is we have a fast car. We lost the balance of it through the middle of the day and had a couple technical glitches that made it hard to get a run in. When we got it sorted, the balance wasn’t really where it needed to be so I had to bear down a little bit at the end. The guys did a good job – with an hour to go, I wasn’t really happy but we finished up with a balance I feel good about. I think we’ll be in good shape going into tomorrow! All in all, it was a little bit more of a roller coaster of a day than I had hoped for, but at the end of the day, I think we’re in a good spot for tomorrow.”

SPENCER PIGOT, NO. 21 AUTOGEEK CHEVROLET Overall, it was a positive day. We did quite a few runs and made some solid improvements over the course of the day. It was challenging at times to get a clean track. For the most part, we feel really good about what we have and I’m looking forward to day one of qualifying tomorrow!”

ED JONES, No. 63 ED CARPENTER RACING SCUDERIA CHEVROLET:  The conditions have been really difficult today, including the temperatures and the wind, but car seems to be running really well. We just have to keep on top of how the conditions change, as tomorrow looks to be even hotter. Temperature will definitely play a big part in how qualifying goes. In the end, we just have to finalize a few small things and get ready for tomorrow.


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