IRL: Indy 500: Honda Fast Friday report

"Fast Friday" Sets the Stage for Indy 500 Pole Qualifying Target Chip Ganassi Racing teammates Scott Dixon and Dan Wheldon led the field Friday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in a busy final day of practice prior to Saturday's Pole Day ...

"Fast Friday" Sets the Stage for Indy 500 Pole Qualifying

Target Chip Ganassi Racing teammates Scott Dixon and Dan Wheldon led the field Friday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in a busy final day of practice prior to Saturday's Pole Day qualifying to set the first 11 positions in the traditional 33-car starting field for the 2007 Indianapolis 500.

A total of 28 drivers have turned 4,444 laps in practice this week, for a total of 11,110 miles, and all 28 were on track at some time today, with 13 drivers posting their fastest speeds of the week. This year's field of hopefuls includes six former "500" race winners and two rookies looking to make their first Indy start. In the only incident of the day, rookie Milka Duno spun and crashed exiting Turn 1, but escaped serious injury.

Robert Clarke (President, Honda Performance Development) on practice today: "It was good way to end the first week of practice, with several teams making significant improvements. With a great weather forecast for the first time in a couple of years, I'm looking forward to Pole Day qualifying tomorrow and the new qualifying format to set the first 11 grid positions."

-credit: honda

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Milka Duno , Scott Dixon , Dan Wheldon , Chip Ganassi , Robert Clark
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing