CHAMPCAR/CART: Indy 500 practise as seen from Turn 4 (5/19)

My apologies in advance that this will be a short report, as will tomorrow's. Little League baseball coaching is vying for a sizeable chunk of my time. So, in brief, here's the news....Davey Jones is in the Scott Goodyear backup. Tero ...

My apologies in advance that this will be a short report, as will tomorrow's. Little League baseball coaching is vying for a sizeable chunk of my time. So, in brief, here's the news....Davey Jones is in the Scott Goodyear backup. Tero Palmroth has taken Roberto Moreno's seat in the ex Al Sr Arizona Motorsports entry. Dale Coyne announced that they won't try to get Ross Bentley's rookie test completed because the car he's in just isn't competitive. The same goes for the McCormack Motorsports entry for Fredrik Ekblomb. They will concentrate on getting Pancho Carter in the show.....36 cars ran just over 1500 laps today. A few of the unqualified cars showed a little more speed. John Paul Jr(222.058), Gary B(221.462), Geoff Brabham(221.391), Buddy Lazier(220.070)) and Marco Greco(220.158) all are qualifying possibles. Mark Smith ran 219. The rest ran 217 or slower. Scott Goodyear is a real puzzlement, running only 215. It doesn't speak well for the Bernstein Team. I find it hard to believe that Scott has forgotten how to go fast....Bobby Rahal made the top 5 fastest speeds today with the Ilmor D Penske!...The Penskes dominated the Fast Five:1-Emmo-228.305, 2-Unser Jr-225.694, 3-Tracy-225.017, 4-Mario-224.266, 5-Rahal-224.143. The folks at Miller Beer should sleep well tonight....The weather is holding wonderfully and the outlook for the second weekend of qualifying is excellent. Saturday sounds almost perfect if a little warm. Sunday sounds like it might be a little too warm but there may be more clouds...Again, sorry for the brevity but the real world sometimes calls. Dave in Turn 4

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Buddy Lazier , Scott Goodyear , Roberto Moreno , Bobby Rahal , Davy Jones , Ross Bentley , Pancho Carter , Geoff Brabham , Dale Coyne