CHAMPCAR/CART: Indy 500 Practice (day 5 - 5/11)

A windy day as the speeds will show. However, notice that some drivers have set their months fastest laps in the dangerous conditions. Today's Trivia Question (answer at end of post): What was the first year that a turbine powered car was...

A windy day as the speeds will show. However, notice that some drivers have set their months fastest laps in the dangerous conditions.

Today's Trivia Question (answer at end of post): What was the first year that a turbine powered car was entered?

Fastest Laps Summary: Car Driver Chassis/Engine Top Speed Top Speed # of Month of Day ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 Nigel Mansell 94 Lol/Ford 227.969 225.807 (2) 1T Nigel Mansell 94 Lol/Ford 222.398 222.398 2 Emerson Fittipaldi 94 Pen/Merc 229.264 (3) 223.403 3 Paul Tracy 94 Pen/Merc 229.961 (2) 224.433 (5) 3T Paul Tracy 94 Pen/Il-D 216.925 DNR 4 Bobby Rahal 94 Lol/Hond 220.994 215.430 4T Bobby Rahal 94 Lol/Hond 213.802 DNR 5 Raul Boesel 94 Lol/Ford 230.403 (1) DNR 5T Tero Palmroth 92 Lol/Buic 199.933 DNR 5T Dennis Vitolo 92 Lol/Buic 219.448 212.475 6 Mario Andretti 94 Lol/Ford 228.351 (5) 225.519 (3) 6T Mario Andretti 94 Lol/Ford 217.854 217.854 7 Adrian Fernandez 94 Rey/Il-D 218.733 218.134 7T Adrian Fernandez 94 Rey/Il-D 215.864 DNR 8 Michael Andretti 94 Rey/Ford 227.038 224.949 (4) 8T Michael Andretti 94 Rey/Ford 228.189 DNR 9 Robby Gordon 94 Lol/Ford 225.129 DNR 9T Robby Gordon 94 Lol/Ford 220.318 DNR 10 Mike Groff 94 Lol/Hond 214.388 DNR 10T Mike Groff 94 Lol/Hond 219.159 211.486 11 Teo Fabi 94 Rey/Il-D 223.703 218.240 11T Teo Fabi 94 Rey/Il-D 217.250 217.239 12 Jacques Villeneuve 94 Rey/Ford 226.627 DNR 12T Jacques Villeneuve 94 Rey/Ford 217.019 DNR 14 Bryan Herta 94 Lol/Ford 217.113 213.903 14T Bryan Herta 93 Lol/Ford 205.888 DNR 15 Mark Smith 94 Lol/Ford 219.320 214.051 15T Mark Smith 93 Lol/Ford 211.238 DNR 16 Stefan Johansson 93 Pen/Il-D 217.675 215.770 17 Dominic Dobson 94 Lol/Ford 220.275 218.055 18 Jimmy Vasser 94 Rey/Ford 223.303 223.303 19 Brian Till 93 Lol/Ford 221.582 219.159 21 Roberto Guerrero 92 Lol/Buic 225.739 218.023 22 Hiro Matsushida 94 Lol/Ford 215.440 214.179 23 Buddy Lazier 93 Lol/Il-C 220.550 215.198 24 Willy T Ribbs 94 Lol/Ford 209.045 178.331 24T Willy T Ribbs 93 Lol/Ford 209.937 DNR 25 Marco Greco 94 Lol/Ford 206.564 DNR 27 Eddie Cheever 93 Lol/Mena 228.676 (4) DNR 27T Eddie Cheever 93 Lol/Mena 220.383 220.383 28 Arie Luyendyk 94 Lol/Il-D 214.905 214.905 28T Arie Luyendyk 94 Lol/Il-D 222.063 DNR 30 Pancho Carter 93 Lol/Il-C 190.573 DNR 30T Pancho Carter 93 Lol/Il-C 211.253 209.531 31 Al Unser Jr 94 Pen/Merc 226.478 226.478 (1) 31T Al Unser Jr 94 Pen/Il-D 217.544 DNR 33 John Andretti 94 Lol/Ford 222.365 221.544 39 Ross Bentley 93 Lol/Ford 201.790 DNR 40 Scott Goodyear 94 Lol/Ford 222.761 218.760 40T Scott Goodyear 94 Lol/Ford 221.724 DNR 42 Johnny Parsons 93 Lol/Gree 191.095 DNR 44 Al Unser Sr 94 Lol/Ford 214.613 211.060 44T Al Unser Sr 93 Lol/Ford 205.705 DNR 45 John Paul Jr 93 Lol/Il-C 222.063 200.723 59 Scott Brayton 93 Lol/Mena 227.658 220.691 59T Scott Brayton 93 Lol/Mena 225.926 DNR 61 Gary Bettenhausen 93 Pen/Il-C 217.087 217.087 71 Scott Sharp 94 Lol/Ford 220.989 220.989 74 Jim Crawford 91 Lol/Buic 207.273 206.167 79 Dennis Vitolo 93 Lol/Ford 208.141 DNR 88 Mauricio Gugelmin 94 Rey/Ford 221.288 221.288 90 Lyn St. James 94 Lol/Ford 220.318 220.318 94 Stan Fox 92 Lol/Buic 218.431 218.304 95 Stan Fox 91 Lol/Buic 211.974 DNR 99 Hideshi Matsuda 93 Lol/Ford 218.489 DNR -------------------------------------------------------------------------

Answer to Trivia: In 1962, John Zink entered a turbine powered, rear-engined car but it did not make the show. Granatelli tried again 5 years later and scared the hell out of everybody with it.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers John Andretti , Jacques Villeneuve , Stefan Johansson , Robby Gordon , Eddie Cheever , Buddy Lazier , Scott Sharp , Arie Luyendyk , Scott Goodyear , Michael Andretti , Jimmy Vasser , Roberto Guerrero , Raul Boesel , Adrian Fernandez , Bobby Rahal , Paul Tracy , Mauricio Gugelmin , Bryan Herta , Nigel Mansell , Lyn St. James , Mario Andretti , Al Unser Sr. , Emerson Fittipaldi , Ross Bentley , Johnny Parsons , Pancho Carter , John Paul , Dominic Dobson , Teo Fabi , Jim Crawford , Matsuda Hideshi