IRL: Indy 500: Scott Sharp day nine notes

Sharp Third Quickest of the Day in Practice at Indy Weather: At the start of practice, 12:15 pm, mostly sunny skies with temperatures at 64º F and winds out of the west at 10 mph. Temperatures reaching the 70º mark by 3:00 pm under sunny skies...

Sharp Third Quickest of the Day in Practice at Indy

Weather: At the start of practice, 12:15 pm, mostly sunny skies with temperatures at 64º F and winds out of the west at 10 mph. Temperatures reaching the 70º mark by 3:00 pm under sunny skies with variable winds at six mph. Radar showing rain moving into the area. Moisture reported at 4:30 pm, followed by brief heavy rains.

Practice Summary: Following two days of no track activity, practice resumed this afternoon with Sharp taking to the track at 12:15 pm for his first run of the day. He completed 22 laps by 1:00 pm, and was shown eighth quickest with a lap of 221.341 mph. (The fastest at that time was Helio Castroneves with a lap of 222.976 mph.) The team returned to the garage at 1:20 pm to make changes to the car. At that stage, Sharp had completed 30 laps and was fifth quickest with a lap of 222.151 mph. Sharp returned to the track at 3:15 pm, and quickly jumped to third quickest of the day with a lap of 223.293 mph. The team concluded their day at 4:10 pm.

Qualifying for positions 1-33 will take place this Saturday, May 20 th . Sunday, May 21st will be reserved for Bump Day.

Scott Sharp - #8 Delphi Dallara /Honda/Firestone:
"We had a really great day. Like almost everyone, we were working on race setup. We made some good changes and just kept going through our program of trying to learn about this Dallara. We made three or four substantial moves, improved the car and tried to mix it in with a little bit of traffic. As far as the big plan, we were able to get done what we needed to get done today."

-www.delphifernandezracing.net

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Scott Sharp , Helio Castroneves