IRL: Indy 500: Dan Wheldon day two comments

Sunday night's thunderstorms delayed the start of practice by nearly 90 minutes but, once the track went green, Wheldon was able to complete 63 laps. The Klein Tools/Jim Beam crew worked again on its race setup during the early stages of practice...

Sunday night's thunderstorms delayed the start of practice by nearly 90 minutes but, once the track went green, Wheldon was able to complete 63 laps. The Klein Tools/Jim Beam crew worked again on its race setup during the early stages of practice and then trimmed the car out to find a solid qualifying set-up.

Tora Takagi set the fasted speed on Monday at 229.019 miles per hour (39.2980 seconds). Scott Sharp was second quickest at 228.766 miles per hour (39.3415 seconds) and Scott Dixon was third fastest, posting a best lap of 228.427 miles per hour (39.3999 seconds). Wheldon's team-mate Robby Gordon, who is substituting for Dario Franchitti, was seventh with a speed of 227.735 miles per hour (39.5196 seconds). Wheldon's other team-mate Michael Andretti was 28th on Monday with a best time of 223.025miles per hour (40.3542 seconds).

Practice will continue on Tuesday 6 May as the teams prepare for 'Pole Day' qualifying on Saturday 10 May.

Day 2
Position: 5th
Speed: 228.233 mph
Time: 39.4334 sec

Barry Green, Andretti Green Racing Cons u ltant, said after Dan Wheldon's second day of practice for the Indy 500: 'I think it's great to see how AGR (Andretti Green Racing) is working together. Everything is pretty much going to plan, which at Indianapolis in May is a test in itself. I'm very, very impressed with Dan after working withhim for two days. He gives the team great feedback on the car and he has done a terrific job. He is comfortable and fast at the same time. Now, we just need to get a little bit more speed out of it and he'll be happy.'

-www.danwheldon.com

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Robby Gordon , Scott Sharp , Michael Andretti , Dario Franchitti , Scott Dixon , Tora Takagi , Dan Wheldon , Barry Green , Jim Beam