1) Sharp made contact with the Turn one wall in the final minutes of today's practice. He was uninjured and will return to the track for tomorrow's practice at 11:00 a.m. 2) Practice was delayed four hours due to rain. Scott Sharp No. 8 ...
1) Sharp made contact with the Turn one wall in the final minutes of today's practice. He was uninjured and will return to the track for tomorrow's practice at 11:00 a.m.
2) Practice was delayed four hours due to rain.
Scott Sharp No. 8 Delphi/Dallara/Toyota/Firestone
"We were having a good day with the Delphi car. We had made a lot of good changes and we were trying to make a good run and see what kind of speed we had in the car for a qualifying run. It was my second lap by and I drove it down in there and bam! It snapped and I was in the wall and I really don't know what happened. As for qualifying, it may set us back by a position or two but I think we know that we didn't have a front row car to begin with so besides the extra work, I think our focus is still on the race."
Speed: 217.183 mph
Time: 41.4397 seconds
Total Laps: 35
Sarah Fisher. No. 39 Bryant/CAN/Dallara/Toyota/Firestone
"We didn't get a whole lot done today with the Bryant/CAN car. We did an installation check this afternoon and then we tried to do one outing and had an engine problem and Toyota wanted us to make an engine change. We then came back out late in the day and did our install check and were preparing for a run when my teammate (Scott Sharp) didn't fare so well. At least we know that we've got our engine installed with no leaks and we're good to go for tomorrow."
Speed: 208.667 mph
Time: 43.1309 seconds
Total Laps: 6
Indianapolis 500 Fast Facts
*2004 will be Sharp's tenth year at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, his 85th career start, his 77th consecutive IndyCar start--an IRL record-- his seventh season with Kelley Racing and his eighth IndyCar season. In 2003, he started ninth and finished 20th after an accident.
*In 2002, Fisher qualified ninth, posting the fastest one and four-lap qualifying speeds by a woman in Indianapolis 500 history. Finished 24th, four laps down which was her best finish at Indianapolis.