IRL: Indy 500: Felipe Giaffone practice day two notes

Felipe Giaffone and the ...

Felipe Giaffone and the #21 Hollywood/Mo Nunn Racing Chevrolet G-Force recorded the third-fastest practice lap of a rain-shortened day of practice today for the 86th Indianapolis 500. Giaffone clocked a fast lap of 225.930 mph over the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval, almost a full mile per hour faster than his best lap during Sunday's opening day of practice. Rain delayed today's session by almost six hours. Drivers got just 77 minutes of practice time. Giaffone turned a total of 29 laps today.

His teammate Tony Kanaan and #17 Hollywood/Mo Nunn Racing Chevrolet G-Force turned a fast lap of 222.879 mph today, 17th-fastest overall. He turned a total of 25 laps.

Defending race winner Helio Castroneves was fastest at 226.716 mph today, followed by Laurent Redon at 226.147 mph. Practice resumes Tuesday at 11 a.m. local time (noon EDT), weather permitting. Thunderstorms are predicted again for Tuesday. Pole Day qualifying set for Saturday.

FELIPE GIAFFONE

"For sure, the car was good today. We are definitely going in the right direction and we are getting more and more into a groove. But, at this place, you can't get too excited when you have a good day because there is a very long way to go. We definitely have room to trim out the car even more. We just have to do a little bit every day and hopefully we will find another mile an hour or two by the end of the week. "

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Felipe Giaffone , Helio Castroneves , Tony Kanaan , Laurent Redon , Mo Nunn