Sharp Ready to Race after Final Full Day of Practice Weather: At the start of practice, 12:00 pm, 58Âº F under partly sunny skies with winds from the north at 12 mph. Temperature rising to 63Âº F at 2:00 pm under sunny skies and north-northwest...
Sharp Ready to Race after Final Full Day of Practice
Weather: At the start of practice, 12:00 pm, 58º F under partly sunny skies with winds from the north at 12 mph. Temperature rising to 63º F at 2:00 pm under sunny skies and north-northwest winds at 10 mph. At 4:00 pm, 65º F with winds out of the northwest at 11 mph. For Happy Hour at 5:00 pm, 65º F with winds out of the north at 12 mph.
Practice Summary: Sharp took to the track at 12:15 pm to continue perfecting the #8 Delphi car in race trim and in traffic. An hour into practice, Sharp had logged 34 laps and was shown second fastest with a speed of 223.403 mph. At 2:15 pm, Sharp remains near the top of the speed charts in fourth position having run an additional 35 laps. By 3:15 pm, Sharp had turned 103 laps (257.5 miles), the most laps run thus far in the practice session. The team returned to the garage at 4:00 pm for changes, and were back out at 4:30 pm. Sharp concluded his practice activities at 5:55 pm after running 161 laps -- the most of any driver today. Final practice will take place on Carburetion Day this Friday at 11:00 am.
Scott Sharp - #8 Delphi Dallara /Honda/Firestone -- Starting 8th:
"We really had a great day with the Delphi team. It was something we really needed, with our knowledge of this car and increasing knowledge of this car, just to get more and more laps. We got through everything on our list. I really think we have a great race car. We were able to run with some pretty quick cars out there, and run right behind them. At this stage, we are about as ready as we can be for next Sunday."