IRL: Indy 500: Kelley Racing day 11 practice report

Scott Sharp No. 8 Delphi/Dallara/Toyota/Firestone "Basically today was another day of trying to hone in on the race set-up and fine tune things a little bit more. Everyone is trying to pick the right aero balance and downforce to be able to run...

Scott Sharp No. 8 Delphi/Dallara/Toyota/Firestone

"Basically today was another day of trying to hone in on the race set-up and fine tune things a little bit more. Everyone is trying to pick the right aero balance and downforce to be able to run in traffic so we really worked hard on that today. We threw some speed at it and hopefully we can find some more. Our plan is to run the early session tomorrow and then park the car until Carburetion Day."

Speed:   227.470 mph

Time: 39.5657 seconds

Al Unser Jr. No. 31 Corteco/Dallara/Toyota/Firestone

*Unser Jr. grazed the wall in Turn 2 this afternoon during practice causing minor damage to the left suspension on his back-up car.

"We were just trying to get the car right and I got a little high getting into turn two and got into the marbles and tapped the fence. It put an end to our day. The car was working better today than it was yesterday and we were trying some things out there and we were making headway. We were out doing a long run and got in just a little bit high and couldn't get it back down. It is a long month at the Speedway but I think you need it because you get the best out of your team, the best out of your race car and the best 33 line up on race day."

Speed:  224.926 mph

Time: 40.0131 seconds

Tony Renna No. 32 Cure Autism Now/HomeMed Pharmacy/Dallara/Toyota/Firestone

"Our focus today was very similar to yesterday's. We made some mechanical and aerodynamic changes today to the Cure Autism Now/HomeMed Pharmacy car and we're really just trying to put ourselves in a good position for the race. Today was a good day because it was pretty sunny and warm and it could be a good simulation for race day. But in saying that, every day is a good simulation for race day because you never know what the weather is going to do at Indy. I feel we have gotten some good things accomplished and that we are in good shape."


Speed: 227.595 mph
Time: 39.5440 seconds

Fast Facts

*All three Kelley Racing entries qualified on Sunday. Renna in eighth, Sharp in ninth, and Unser Jr. in 17th.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Al Unser Jr. , Scott Sharp , Tony Renna