IRL: Indy 500: Sam Schmidt Motorsports day five report

Richie Hearn 10th fastest in Thursday Indy 500 practice INDIANAPOLIS -- Richie Hearn was 10th fastest in Thursday Indianapolis 500 practice with a lap of 225.691 mph in the Meijer/Coca-Cola Panoz-Chevrolet. He did a total of 65 laps in the...

Richie Hearn 10th fastest in Thursday Indy 500 practice

INDIANAPOLIS -- Richie Hearn was 10th fastest in Thursday Indianapolis 500 practice with a lap of 225.691 mph in the Meijer/Coca-Cola Panoz-Chevrolet. He did a total of 65 laps in the Sam Schmidt Motorsports entry.

Hearn said Thursday was the day to begin working on his car set-up for Saturday qualifying. "That's what today was about for us," he said. "We made changes to the Meijer car from the way we've run it the last two days to help us go fast just for the four laps of qualifying instead of 500 miles. We made progress as the day went along and I think we're close to where we want to be."

Danica Patrick was the day's fastest at 227.633 mph.

Practice continues Friday with pole qualifying scheduled for Saturday. The 89th Indy 500 is May 29.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Richie Hearn , Sam Schmidt , Danica Patrick