CHAMPCAR/CART: Indy 500 Practice (day 9 - 5/17)

Indy News: Roberto Moreno was picked to fill the seat vacated by the retiring Al Unser Sr. This is the first 500 Moreno has competed in since his 19th place finish in 1986. He started 32nd in that race following a Carburetion Day accident...

Indy News: Roberto Moreno was picked to fill the seat vacated by the retiring Al Unser Sr. This is the first 500 Moreno has competed in since his 19th place finish in 1986. He started 32nd in that race following a Carburetion Day accident which damaged his primary car. It was his only appearance.

Today's Trivia Question (answer at end of post): What year were rookies first required to have rookie stripes on their car?

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 2T Paul Tracy 94 Pen/Merc 225.135 225.135 3 Paul Tracy 94 Pen/Merc 229.961 DNR 3T Emerson Fittipaldi 94 Pen/Il-D 228.717 228.717 4T Bobby Rahal 94 Lol/Hond 213.802 DNR 5T Tero Palmroth 92 Lol/Buic 199.933 DNR 6T Mario Andretti 94 Lol/Ford 222.794 222.794 7 Adrian Fernandez 94 Rey/Il-D 224.629 DNR 8T Michael Andretti 94 Rey/Ford 228.189 224.221 9 Robby Gordon 94 Lol/Ford 227.739 225.564 10 Mike Groff 94 Lol/Hond 214.388 DNR 11T Teo Fabi 94 Rey/Il-D 221.032 221.032 12T Jacques Villeneuve 94 Rey/Ford 219.138 DNR 14T Bryan Herta 93 Lol/Ford 215.208 DNR 15 Robby Gordon 94 Lol/Ford 222.327 219.947 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 221.965 215.750 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 222.063 213.960 30 Pancho Carter 93 Lol/Il-C 190.573 DNR 30T Pancho Carter 93 Lol/Il-C 216.779 213.858 39 Ross Bentley 93 Lol/Ford 201.790 DNR 40 Scott Goodyear 94 Lol/Ford 223.037 216.507 40T Scott Goodyear 94 Lol/Ford 225.762 DNR 42 Johnny Parsons 93 Lol/Gree 207.579 DNR 44 Roberto Moreno 94 Lol/Ford 199.375 199.375 44T Roberto Moreno 93 Lol/Ford DNR DNR 45 John Paul Jr 93 Lol/Il-C 223.109 DNR 51 Eddie Cheever 92 Lol/Mena 211.820 DNR 52T Bobby Rahal 93 Pen/Il-D 222.833 222.833 59 Scott Brayton 93 Lol/Mena 227.658 216.659 59T Eddie Cheever 93 Lol/Mena 225.926 210.832 61 Gary Bettenhausen 93 Pen/Il-C 223.447 DNR 71T Scott Sharp 94 Lol/Ford 219.272 219.272 74 Jim Crawford 91 Lol/Buic 217.003 217.003 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       223.242
6     Mario Andretti         94 Lol/Ford        223.503         DNR
7T    Adrian Fernandez       94 Rey/Il-D        222.657       218.537
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         DNR
12    Jacques Villeneuve     94 Rey/Ford        226.259       221.266
14    Bryan Herta            94 Lol/Ford        220.992         DNR
16    Stefan Johansson       93 Pen/Il-D        221.518         DNR
17    Dominic Dobson         94 Lol/Ford        222.970       217.496
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       216.206
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         DNR
88    Mauricio Gugelmin      94 Rey/Ford        220.460         DNR
90    Lyn St. James          94 Lol/Ford        224.158       215.445
91    Stan Fox               94 Rey/Ford        222.867       217.628
99    Hideshi Matsuda        93 Lol/Ford        222.545       217.912
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Answer to Trivia: In 1950, rookies were required to have three tape stirpes on their car until they completed their rookie tests. In 1990, rookies were required to start using a "rain" light on their car until they qualified for the race.

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