Fast Friday Practice Back to Green

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Today’s practice for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 was under a delay due to precipitation on the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval race course. With approximately 2 hours to go in the 6-hour “Fast Friday” session, track officials brought out the yellow flag for rain.

Currently, the top 5 speeds in today’s session, a session which pays $10,000 to the fastest driver, are from drivers Marco Andretti, who did a lap at 231.673 miles per hour, Townsend Bell, who did a lap at 231.559 miles per hour, Will Power, who did a lap at 231.476 miles per hour, Alexander Rossi, who did a lap at 230.848 miles per hour, and Carlos Munoz, who did a lap at 230.815 miles per hour. Note that of the top 5, only Will Power is driving a Chevrolet-powered car. All 4 of the other drivers are driving Honda-powered cars for Andretti Autosport.

With roughly 1 hour and 10 minutes remaining in today’s practice session, the green flag came back out and the officials deemed the conditions safe for the cars to take to the track and get back to business.

-Asher Fair