Takuma Sato finished Friday's Practice at Barber

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Sato’s time of 1:09.4793 was 13th quickest of the 23 cars that took to the 2.3-mile road course.

Warm weather conditions and a shortened amount of practice time left Takuma Sato and the ABC Supply team searching for speed at the picturesque Barber Motorsports Park Friday afternoon.

"The conditions are quite a bit different from the Open Test; it's a lot warmer so the tire grip is acting differently,” Sato said. “We didn't get a good feel for the setup in the morning session because there were so many red flags. In the afternoon, we tried to find what we had in the test but we're not there yet. We have to work pretty hard tonight."

Sato’s time of 1:09.4793 was 13th quickest of the 23 cars that took to the 2.3-mile road course. Ryan Hunter-Reay was fastest today with a time of 1:08.9311. The teams will have another 45-minute practice session in the morning before tomorrow afternoon’s qualifying session.

AJ Foyt Racing

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Tags aj foyt racing, barber, takuma sato