Indy 500: Honda Opening Day report

Andretti Again Claims Indy Opening Day After a one-day delay due to inclement weather on Wednesday, practice for the 2009 Indianapolis 500 began Thursday at the famed 2.5-mile "Brickyard", with Marco Andretti leading the opening day speed ...

Andretti Again Claims Indy Opening Day

After a one-day delay due to inclement weather on Wednesday, practice for the 2009 Indianapolis 500 began Thursday at the famed 2.5-mile "Brickyard", with Marco Andretti leading the opening day speed chart for the second consecutive year.

A total of 31 drivers, also the same as in 2008, made practice runs today in near-perfect weather conditions, with two-time winner Helio Castroneves second quickest. Robert Doornbos led the six-driver rookie contingent, seventh overall.

Activities at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway continue tomorrow with the traditional "Fast Friday" practice from 12 - 6 p.m. EDT.

-credit: honda

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Robert Doornbos , Marco Andretti