IRL: Indy 500: AGR's Gordon Carb Day practice report

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (May 22, 2003) -- Robby Gordon posted the second quickest speed during the final practice session for the 87th running of the Indianapolis 500 in the ...

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (May 22, 2003) -- Robby Gordon posted the second quickest speed during the final practice session for the 87th running of the Indianapolis 500 in the #27 Archipelago/Motorola Dallara/Honda/Firestone. Gordon ran a top speed of 227.850 miles per hour (39.3997 seconds).

Gordon shook down his Archipelago/Motorola car today, running 22 laps and making the final minor adjustments before the race starts on Sunday morning.

Kenny Brack led today's final practice session in his Honda powered machine with a best speed of 228.707 miles per hour (39.3516 seconds). Wheldon's AGR teammate Robby Gordon was second with a lap at 227.850 miles per hour (39.3997 seconds). Gil de Ferran was third quickest today with a speed of 227.812 miles per hour (39.5062 seconds). Tony Kanaan was eighth fastest at 226.659 miles per hour (39.7073 seconds) and Michael Andretti was 11th at 226.190 miles per hour (39.7896 seconds).

Eleven rows of three will take the green flag for the 87th running of the Indianapolis 500. The race is slated to start at 12 p.m. EDT and will air live on ABC Sports on May 25.

Robby Gordon #27 Archipelago/Motorola Dallara/Honda/Firestone

"Our main focus today was just making sure the car shifted gears, the aero balance was right and the gearing was right. I'm very pleased with all of the hard work and preparation the Archipelago/Motorola crew put in this month. The car feels very good and I'm very confident. We tried some different downforce levels on the car and that adds to the confidence. I'm very excited and just looking forward for the race to start. We've got our fingers crossed that the weather will cooperate and it will be a nice smooth, not an easy day because it's not easy to win the Indy 500 but it is a lot easier with a car that is prepared like ours."

-AGR-

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Robby Gordon , Gil de Ferran , Michael Andretti , Tony Kanaan , Kenny Brack