IRL: Indy 500: Team Rahal Carb Day practice report

Brack fastest on Miller Lite Carb Day Vasser 15th on last day of practice SPEEDWAY, IN . . .Kenny Brack topped the speed charts on Miller Lite Carb Day, the final day of practice for Sunday's Indianapolis 500, with a fast lap of 228.707 mph.

Brack fastest on Miller Lite Carb Day
Vasser 15th on last day of practice

SPEEDWAY, IN . . .Kenny Brack topped the speed charts on Miller Lite Carb Day, the final day of practice for Sunday's Indianapolis 500, with a fast lap of 228.707 mph. Brack piloted the Miller Lite/Pioneer car to the top spot by posting a lap speed nearly a mile and hour faster than the next quickest car which was driven by Robby Gordon.

"I think we have a pretty good race car," said Brack who will start sixth in Sunday's race. "While we feel good today you have to keep in mind that over the next three days a lot of things can change. The key to being successful here is being ready to adjust your car to the changing conditions. In the race you need a little luck throughout the day plus good pit stops, a good strategy and a strong car. I think we will have all of those things on Sunday. We have been able to run in traffic and the car feels great with the full tanks. We have done all we can do to get ready for the race, now we just have to wait for the green flag."

Brack the 1999 Indianapolis 500 winner ran just 17 laps and his teammate Argent Mortgage Company driver Jimmy Vasser logged just 20 laps as the team finalized their race set-up for Sunday's 87th running of the Indianapolis 500.

Vasser posted the 15th quickest time of the day with a fast lap of 225.277 mph. Vasser will be making his second consecutive Indy 500 start for Team Rahal. Vasser will start 27th on Sunday after having missed the opening week of qualifying to run the Champ Car World Series race in Germany.

"This is the best car I think have ever had going into the Indy 500," said Vasser who won the fastest 500-mile race in history last November at Fontana (197.995 mph). "The comfort level and the competitiveness and the package with the Honda engine has been fantastic. We had a solid week working with Kenny making the race set-up good for both cars. I think our cars are as strong as anybody's out there. Certainly it would be better if I didn't have to start 27th but I feel like we have a car that can get to the front and once we get there we can stay there. A lot can change over the next three days but Team Rahal has proven itself on the big tracks in the past and I feel really good about Sunday.

Not only was it a busy day on track for Team Rahal but the Miller Lite/Pioneer pit crew advanced to the second round of the Pit Stop Competition before falling to the defending pit crew champions from Team Penske.

To finish off the busy Miller Lite Carb Day Kenny Brack's band 'Kenny Brack and the Subwoofers' played before an estimated crowd of 10,000 as the opening act for the Pioneer concert series.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Robby Gordon , Jimmy Vasser , Kenny Brack
Teams Team Penske