CHAMPCAR/CART: Indy 500 Practice (day 7 - 5/13)

Today's Trivia Question (answer at end of post): What year were balloon tires first used at the Speedway? (This is in reponse to yesterday's poorly worded question) Fastest Laps Summary: Car Driver Chassis/Engine Top...

Today's Trivia Question (answer at end of post): What year were balloon tires first used at the Speedway? (This is in reponse to yesterday's poorly worded question)

Fastest Laps Summary: Car Driver Chassis/Engine Top Speed Top Speed # of Month of Day ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 Nigel Mansell 94 Lol/Ford 227.969 226.895 1T Nigel Mansell 94 Lol/Ford 222.398 DNR 2 Emerson Fittipaldi 94 Pen/Merc 230.438 (1) 230.138 (1) 3 Paul Tracy 94 Pen/Merc 229.961 (3) 228.693 3T Paul Tracy 94 Pen/Il-D 216.925 DNR 4 Bobby Rahal 94 Lol/Hond 221.114 219.786 4T Bobby Rahal 94 Lol/Hond 213.802 DNR 5 Raul Boesel 94 Lol/Ford 230.403 (2) 226.074 5T Tero Palmroth 92 Lol/Buic 199.933 DNR 6 Mario Andretti 94 Lol/Ford 228.351 (5) 227.618 6T Mario Andretti 94 Lol/Ford 217.854 DNR 7 Adrian Fernandez 94 Rey/Il-D 224.629 224.629 7T Adrian Fernandez 94 Rey/Il-D 215.864 DNR 8 Michael Andretti 94 Rey/Ford 227.038 226.330 8T Michael Andretti 94 Rey/Ford 228.189 227.589 9 Robby Gordon 94 Lol/Ford 226.946 226.563 9T Robby Gordon 94 Lol/Ford 221.926 158.870 10 Mike Groff 94 Lol/Hond 214.388 DNR 10T Mike Groff 94 Lol/Hond 220.783 218.346 11 Teo Fabi 94 Rey/Il-D 226.068 226.068 11T Teo Fabi 94 Rey/Il-D 217.250 DNR 12 Jacques Villeneuve 94 Rey/Ford 226.627 226.324 12T Jacques Villeneuve 94 Rey/Ford 219.138 219.138 14 Bryan Herta 94 Lol/Ford 220.060 220.060 14T Bryan Herta 93 Lol/Ford 205.888 DNR 15 Mark Smith 94 Lol/Ford 219.320 218.235 15T Mark Smith 93 Lol/Ford 211.238 DNR 16 Stefan Johansson 93 Pen/Il-D 223.392 223.242 16T Stefan Johansson 93 Pen/Il-D 214.777 DNR 17 Dominic Dobson 94 Lol/Ford 225.462 222.745 18 Jimmy Vasser 94 Rey/Ford 226.803 226.803 19 Brian Till 93 Lol/Ford 224.562 224.562 21 Roberto Guerrero 92 Lol/Buic 225.739 223.908 22 Hiro Matsushida 94 Lol/Ford 220.410 220.410 23 Buddy Lazier 93 Lol/Il-C 220.550 218.537 24 Willy T Ribbs 94 Lol/Ford 216.575 216.575 24T Willy T Ribbs 93 Lol/Ford 209.937 DNR 25 Marco Greco 94 Lol/Ford 217.865 217.865 27 Eddie Cheever 93 Lol/Mena 228.676 (4) 226.729 27T Eddie Cheever 93 Lol/Mena 220.383 DNR 28 Arie Luyendyk 94 Lol/Il-D 225.983 223.875 28T Arie Luyendyk 94 Lol/Il-D 222.063 218.606 30 Pancho Carter 93 Lol/Il-C 190.573 DNR 30T Pancho Carter 93 Lol/Il-C 216.779 216.779 31 Al Unser Jr 94 Pen/Merc 227.457 227.359 31T Al Unser Jr 94 Pen/Merc 224.422 220.534 33 John Andretti 94 Lol/Ford 222.519 DNR 39 Ross Bentley 93 Lol/Ford 201.790 DNR 40 Scott Goodyear 94 Lol/Ford 222.761 219.802 40T Scott Goodyear 94 Lol/Ford 221.724 DNR 42 Johnny Parsons 93 Lol/Gree 191.095 150 44 Al Unser Sr 94 Lol/Ford 215.562 213.210 44T Al Unser Sr 93 Lol/Ford 205.705 DNR 45 John Paul Jr 93 Lol/Il-C 222.063 220.637 59 Scott Brayton 93 Lol/Mena 227.658 227.003 59T Scott Brayton 93 Lol/Mena 225.926 DNR 61 Gary Bettenhausen 93 Pen/Il-C 221.054 220.962 71 Scott Sharp 94 Lol/Ford 224.955 224.910 74 Jim Crawford 91 Lol/Buic 209.307 209.307 79 Dennis Vitolo 93 Lol/Ford 219.448 219.448 88 Mauricio Gugelmin 94 Rey/Ford 223.580 221.440 90 Lyn St. James 94 Lol/Ford 225.745 225.745 91 Stan Fox 94 Rey/Ford 220.459 220.549 94 Stan Fox 92 Lol/Buic 220.124 DNR 95 Stan Fox 91 Lol/Buic 211.974 DNR 99 Hideshi Matsuda 93 Lol/Ford 221.566 221.566 -------------------------------------------------------------------------

Answer to Trivia: Balloon tires were introduced beginning with the 1925 race.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers John Andretti , Jacques Villeneuve , Stefan Johansson , Robby Gordon , Eddie Cheever , Buddy Lazier , Scott Sharp , Arie Luyendyk , Scott Goodyear , Michael Andretti , Jimmy Vasser , Roberto Guerrero , Raul Boesel , Adrian Fernandez , Bobby Rahal , Paul Tracy , Mauricio Gugelmin , Bryan Herta , Nigel Mansell , Lyn St. James , Mario Andretti , Emerson Fittipaldi , Ross Bentley , Johnny Parsons , Pancho Carter , John Paul , Dominic Dobson , Teo Fabi , Jim Crawford , Al Unser , Matsuda Hideshi