CHAMPCAR/CART: Indy 500 Practice (day 8 - 5/16)

Important News: Al Unser Sr has scheduled a press conference for 10:30 AM on tuesday. He is expected to announce his retirement. No word who is replacement might be. Rahal has passed a 93 Penske/Ilmor-D through tech inspection. It's to be...

Important News: Al Unser Sr has scheduled a press conference for 10:30 AM on tuesday. He is expected to announce his retirement. No word who is replacement might be.

Rahal has passed a 93 Penske/Ilmor-D through tech inspection. It's to be on track by tuesday.

Rodger Ward, winner of the 500 in 1959 and 1962, was released from the hospital after suffering a mild heart attack last week. If you spot him at the track, wish him well....

Today's Trivia Question (answer at end of post): What was Leon Duray's real name?

Fastest Laps Summary: Unqualified Cars Car Driver Chassis/Engine Top Speed Top Speed # of Month of Day ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1T Nigel Mansell 94 Lol/Ford 222.398 DNR 3 Paul Tracy 94 Pen/Merc 229.961 DNR 3T Emerson Fittipaldi 94 Pen/Il-D 226.421 226.421 4T Bobby Rahal 94 Lol/Hond 213.802 DNR 5T Tero Palmroth 92 Lol/Buic 199.933 DNR 6T Mario Andretti 94 Lol/Ford 217.854 DNR 7 Adrian Fernandez 94 Rey/Il-D 224.629 DNR 8T Michael Andretti 94 Rey/Ford 228.189 219.053 9 Robby Gordon 94 Lol/Ford 227.739 224.781 10 Mike Groff 94 Lol/Hond 214.388 212.791 11T Teo Fabi 94 Rey/Il-D 219.566 DNR 12T Jacques Villeneuve 94 Rey/Ford 219.138 DNR 14T Bryan Herta 93 Lol/Ford 215.208 215.208 15 Robby Gordon 94 Lol/Ford 222.327 222.327 15T Mark Smith 93 Lol/Ford 211.238 DNR 16T Gary Bettenhausen 93 Pen/Il-D 220.399 DNR 23 Buddy Lazier 93 Lol/Il-C 220.550 DNR 24 Robby Gordon 94 Lol/Ford 221.965 221.965 24T Willy T Ribbs 93 Lol/Ford 209.937 DNR 25 Marco Greco 94 Lol/Ford 217.865 DNR 28T Arie Luyendyk 94 Lol/Il-D 222.063 DNR 30 Pancho Carter 93 Lol/Il-C 190.573 DNR 30T Pancho Carter 93 Lol/Il-C 216.779 212.998 39 Ross Bentley 93 Lol/Ford 201.790 DNR 40 Scott Goodyear 94 Lol/Ford 223.037 DNR 40T Scott Goodyear 94 Lol/Ford 225.762 DNR 42 Johnny Parsons 93 Lol/Gree 207.579 DNR 44 Al Unser Sr 94 Lol/Ford 219.250 DNR 44T Al Unser Sr 93 Lol/Ford 205.705 DNR 45 John Paul Jr 93 Lol/Il-C 223.109 DNR 59 Scott Brayton 93 Lol/Mena 227.658 DNR 59T Scott Brayton 93 Lol/Mena 225.926 DNR 61 Gary Bettenhausen 93 Pen/Il-C 223.447 DNR 74 Jim Crawford 91 Lol/Buic 210.482 210.482 94 Stan Fox 92 Lol/Buic 220.124 DNR 95 Stan Fox 91 Lol/Buic 211.974 DNR -------------------------------------------------------------------------

                           Qualified Cars
Car         Driver          Chassis/Engine      Qualifying    Top Speed
 #                                                Speed        of Day
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1     Nigel Mansell          94 Lol/Ford        224.041         DNR
2     Emerson Fittipaldi     94 Pen/Merc        227.303         DNR
4     Bobby Rahal            94 Lol/Hond        220.178         DNR
5     Raul Boesel            94 Lol/Ford        227.618       218.071
6     Mario Andretti         94 Lol/Ford        223.503         DNR
7T    Adrian Fernandez       94 Rey/Il-D        222.657         DNR
8     Michael Andretti       94 Rey/Ford        226.205         DNR
9T    Robby Gordon           94 Lol/Ford        221.293         DNR
10T   Mike Groff             94 Lol/Hond        218.808         DNR
11    Teo Fabi               94 Rey/Il-D        223.394       220.453
12    Jacques Villeneuve     94 Rey/Ford        226.259       221.609
14    Bryan Herta            94 Lol/Ford        220.992       211.919
16    Stefan Johansson       93 Pen/Il-D        221.518         DNR
17    Dominic Dobson         94 Lol/Ford        222.970         DNR
18    Jimmy Vasser           94 Rey/Ford        222.262         DNR
19    Brian Till             93 Lol/Ford        221.107         DNR
21    Roberto Guerrero       92 Lol/Buic        221.278         DNR
22    Hiro Matsushida        94 Lol/Ford        221.382       208.531
27    Eddie Cheever          93 Lol/Mena        223.163         DNR
27T   Scott Brayton          93 Lol/Mena        223.652         DNR
28    Arie Luyendyk          94 Lol/Il-D        223.673         DNR
31    Al Unser Jr            94 Pen/Merc        228.011         DNR
31T   Paul Tracy             94 Pen/Merc        222.710         DNR
33    John Andretti          94 Lol/Ford        222.263         DNR
71    Scott Sharp            94 Lol/Ford        222.091         DNR
79    Dennis Vitolo          93 Lol/Ford        222.439       210.187
88    Mauricio Gugelmin      94 Rey/Ford        220.460         DNR
90    Lyn St. James          94 Lol/Ford        224.158       218.293
91    Stan Fox               94 Rey/Ford        222.867         DNR
99    Hideshi Matsuda        93 Lol/Ford        222.545         DNR
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Answer to Trivia: George Stewart chose to race under the name Leon Duray.

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