IRL: Indy 500: Vision Racing day four report

WET CONDITIONS SHORTEN PRACTICE TIME FOR VISION RACING AT INDIANAPOLIS SPEEDWAY, Indiana -- Just as the scheduled noon start time for practice rolled around today, ominous skies gathered overhead and heavy rain soaked the Indianapolis Motor ...

WET CONDITIONS SHORTEN PRACTICE TIME FOR VISION RACING AT INDIANAPOLIS

SPEEDWAY, Indiana -- Just as the scheduled noon start time for practice rolled around today, ominous skies gathered overhead and heavy rain soaked the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, thus suspending practice in preparation for the 91st running of the Indianapolis 500 for much of the afternoon.

However, just after 4:00 p.m. IndyCar Series official gave the green light for practice to commence for the day and Vision Racing wasted no time getting out on the 2.5-mile oval. Once again, all four Vision Racing teammates got behind the wheel this afternoon, each sharing different duties from testing qualifying setups, to race setups and everything in between.

Tomas Scheckter led the team for the second day in a row in the No. 2 Dallara/Honda/Firestone. He had a best averaged lap of 223.539 mph, logged a total of 31 laps and was eighth on the speed chart.

Teammate Ed Carpenter and the No. 20 Hitachi Power Tools special followed behind Scheckter in the 11th spot, completing 25 laps and a top speed of over 223 mph. That was also Carpenter's fastest time of the month thus far.

Ending up 14th quick on the day, A.J. Foyt IV and the No. 22 Vision Racing machine turned a lap quicker than 222 mph in his 21 trips around the Brickyard, which was also a best time for Foyt on the month.

Meanwhile Davey Hamilton found a tick more speed in the team's race set up on the No. 02 HP Vision Racing Dallara/Honda/Firestone. His best lap was just over 220 in his 20 laps on the day to finish up 19th quick amongst a total of 26 cars.

Weather permitting, scheduled practice time for Thursday, May 10, will begin at noon (ET) and run until six p.m. First rounds of race qualifications begin this Saturday, May 12th for AAMCO Pole Qualifications on Pole Day.

-credit: vr

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Tomas Scheckter , Davey Hamilton , A.J. Foyt IV , Ed Carpenter