IRL: Indy 500: Toyota day five report

HORNISH THIRD DIFFERENT DRIVER TO LOG TOP TOYOTA TIME IN INDIANAPOLIS 500 PRACTICE - Two-time IRL champion Sam Hornish Jr. became the third different driver to register the fastest time among the Toyota-powered drivers as he placed seventh...

HORNISH THIRD DIFFERENT DRIVER TO LOG TOP TOYOTA TIME IN INDIANAPOLIS 500 PRACTICE

- Two-time IRL champion Sam Hornish Jr. became the third different driver to register the fastest time among the Toyota-powered drivers as he placed seventh overall in preparation for the 89th running of the Indianapolis 500. Hornish lapped at more than 226.7 mph while running alone during the afternoon. He did not take part in the late Happy Hour runs. Helio Castroneves was the top Toyota-powered driver on Tuesday, while Scott Dixon took those honors on Wednesday.

- After placing third yesterday, 2003 IRL champion Scott Dixon (Target Toyota) had another strong run today while logging the ninth-fastest time overall.

- Larry Foyt (A.J. Foyt Racing Toyota) ran his first laps of the month today. While preparing for his second Indianapolis 500, Foyt has been in attendance at every '500' since his birth.J

- Today's practice session marked the first time during the month of May that all 13 Toyota-powered cars ran on the same day. In total, Toyota-powered drivers registered a week-long high of 770 laps -- 263 higher than the previous high total of 507 set on Tuesday.

Quotable

Scott Dixon, #9 Target Toyota: "We didn't do a lot running today but we did trim out the #9 Target Toyota a bit more and it was pretty quick on its own. We're working on getting a bit more stability in the rear on entry to the turns. We found some positive things today that we'll test out tomorrow."

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Helio Castroneves , Scott Dixon , Larry Foyt , A.J. Foyt , Sam Hornish Jr.