IRL: Indy 500: John Andretti day 11 report

INDIANAPOLIS, May 18 -- John Andretti turned his fastest lap in an Indy car at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 13 years Friday, and appears set for final qualifying this weekend for the 91st Indianapolis 500. Andretti recorded a fastest lap...

INDIANAPOLIS, May 18 -- John Andretti turned his fastest lap in an Indy car at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 13 years Friday, and appears set for final qualifying this weekend for the 91st Indianapolis 500.

Andretti recorded a fastest lap of 222.830 miles an hour around the 2 ½-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval, the fastest of all drivers not-yet qualified with 11 spots open in the 33-car starting lineup.

"It's everything to do with the race team," he said of his Panther Racing entry. "Vitor (Meira, his teammate) made it really good before I got into it. All I'm doing is wheeling it around the track. The car is really good.

"We have a car that should easily make the race and we'll probably take whatever we get. We're happy with it."

-credit: mcg

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Series IndyCar
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