INDY 500 Final Practice Recap – Tony Kanaan Fastest, Danica Patrick Experiences Issues #CarbDay

Indianapolis, IN — The Friday ahead of the Indy 500 is known around the world as Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and that means final practice for the 102nd Indianapolis 500.

Early on in the practice session, Tony Kanaan in his No. 14 ABC Supply Co. Inc. Chevy was the fastest, putting up a 226.392 best speed. Then a little over 20 minutes into the practice session, a yellow flag was shown, putting a pause to practice, due to a camera lens being on the track.

After things got back underway, Kanaan remained fastest in the final session. He ran a 227.791 MPH lap shortly after going back green, and this would stand as fastest in the final session.  Scott Dixon was 2nd fastest with a 225.684, and Marco Andretti rounded out the top 3 with a 225.220.

Kanaan will look to get his crew rested, enjoy the next 40 hours, and put his best foot forward come Sunday’s race. “Yeah, actually I grabbed the guys after we ran and got the mechanics all together and said, look, the work is done, clean it, I think you guys need to rest, you guys did a great job, and yeah, that’s it. Now it’s just — some of the fun part is going to begin with some dinners and the parade tomorrow, and then it will be go time.”

How’s the Pole Winner and Danica Patrick Doing?

The Indy 500 pole sitter, Ed Carpenter, was 14th fastest in practice running a 223.219 MPH best speed.

Danica Patrick will run the final race of her career on Sunday as she bids farewell to the sport. She was 8th fastest in practice with a 223.653 MPH best speed. However, early in the practice session, she had to take her car back to the garage after an electrical issue arose with her car. She was able to get back on the track ahead of the conclusion of practice.

Danica Patrick take laps during the final Indy 500 practice of her career.
(Photo Credit: James Leyva / The SkyBoat)

Can Last Years Indy 500 Winner Repeat?

Last years Indy 500 winner Takuma Sato qualified 16th overall for Sunday’s Indy 500. However, in final practice, Sato posted the 6th fastest speed with a 224.083 MPH. He will be looking to repeat and improve his performance from earlier this May when he finished 10th in the Indy Grand Prix.



(Image Credits: James Leyva / The SkyBoat)

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